World Bank: Conflict, Crime and Violence Team

Social Development Department
The World Bank Group
1818 H Street NW
Washington DC, 20433

Conflict, crime and violence can be major obstacles to development. While much is known about how to address these issues and their impacts, much also remains to be learned. The World Bank Conflict, Crime and Violence (CCV) Team seeks to gather and disseminate what is known as well as develop new ideas and approaches to pragmatically and effectively address these issues within a development context. The CCV Team contributes to the World Bank's mission of reducing poverty and improving economic growth by promoting an improved understanding of the role of CCV within the development context and promoting effective, practical strategies to reduce and prevent CCV through the World Bank's work.

VPA focal persons

Alexandre Marc

Alexandre Marc, is manager of the Conflict, Crime and Violence cluster in the Social Development Department of the World Bank. From 1999 to 2004 he was sector Manager for Social Development for the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank. In 2006-2007 he was Director of the Roma Education Fund, an International Foundation based in Budapest that supports the inclusion of Roma children and youth in education systems. During the nearly 15 years spent in the World Bank he has worked on local development, conflict and youth inclusion issues in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and East Asia. He holds a Doctorate from the Paris Institute of Political Science.

Alys Willman

Alys Willman is a Social Development Specialist for the Conflict, Crime and Violence Team at the World Bank, taking responsibility for analytical and project work on urban violence, youth violence and gender-based violence. Prior to joining the World Bank, she taught at The New School Graduate Program in International Affairs, and worked with international NGOs in Cuba, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru.