Ian MacDonald is Senior Economist in Financing for Development under the Office of the Managing Director and World Bank Group CFO. Ian has two decades of experience in finance, management and public policy. Most recently he served on the Board of Executive Directors at the Inter-American Development Bank. Before the IDB, Ian was a Senior Advisor to an Executive Director at the World Bank Group. He received the highest honors for his advisory, analytic and management work for the Government of Canada during the global financial crisis. Ian has experience in asset management, risk management, financial modelling, financial systems, corporate budgeting, program evaluation and has broad experience working with a range of international organizations on challenges in development finance. Ian holds master's and undergraduate degrees in finance along with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations. Ian has also worked for commercial financial institutions in Canada and instructed undergraduate finance in Australia. He lives in Washington, DC with his family and he is a passionate fan of all Boston sports teams.