Hania Dawood

Manager, Climate Finance & Economics
Climate Change Group, The World Bank 

Hania is Manager for Climate Finance & Economics at the World Bank. In her role, she leads a team of over 30 professionals to deliver climate analytics and diagnostics that inform climate policy, priorities and finance; support client countries on carbon markets and carbon pricing; drive innovation in international carbon markets infrastructure; and develop innovative climate finance instruments and business models to support scaling up climate and carbon finance.  

Prior to this role, Hania was Climate Business Development & Strategy Manager at the IFC, the World Bank Group’s private sector arm, where she led a team focused on green cities and buildings, new climate technologies, and carbon markets. 

Hania has also served as Assistant to the World Bank Group’s President, where she advised on a range of strategic and policy matters, including infrastructure, energy, and climate. 

Hania spent over 12 years as an investment professional at IFC’s Infrastructure Department, where she structured debt and equity investments in energy sector projects. She also worked in the energy practice at Morgan Stanley and at the International Monetary Fund. 

Hania holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.