Rimma Dankova joined the Investment Centre Division (TCI) as Senior Adviser in April 2014.
She is an economist with experience in identification, appraisal and implementation of investment operations in the areas of infrastructure, natural resources management, agriculture and rural development. She started working on internationally funded development projects in 1995 when she joined the World Bank in Washington DC as a technical expert. Since then she worked in Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, South and Central Asia and Eastern Europe on investment and technical assistance projects funded by the World Bank, EBRD, EU, FAO and bilateral donors. From 2005-2010, Ms. Dankova was coordinating preparation of the World Bank sector investment strategies in Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi and was an author of World Bank Water Resources Assistance Strategies for Mozambique and Zambia. In 2008-2010 she was also leading technical assistance programmes and analytical work in the area of disaster risk management in Malawi and Mozambique. Her most recent experiences include work on formulation of the water sector investments in Central Asia funded by the World Bank. Ms. Dankova’s professional experience also includes work for an international consultant company in the Netherlands, and the Institute for Water and Environmental Problems of the Russian Academy of Science. She holds a PhD in Mathematical Economics from Novosibirsk State University (Russia) and M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland at College Park (USA).