Dr. Dahan started her career in the telecommunications industry in 1998. Having worked for mobile operators in both developed and developing countries, she gained valuable insights on the impact of new technologies on economic growth and social development. These are reflected in her latest (2015) book “Quenching the Thirst for Innovation: Modeling the Diffusion of Mobile Technologies”. Dr. Dahan holds a PhD degree from ESCP Europe Business School and Paris II University in France. Prior to joining the World Bank Group in 2009, Dr. Dahan was a visiting researcher at the MIT Sloan School of Management in the U.S.
Mariana Dahan served as the first Coordinator of the Identification for Development (ID4D) global initiative of the World Bank Group, catalyzing progress towards identification systems using 21st century technology solutions. As part of her previous assignments within the World Bank Group, Mariana Dahan has also managed the Identity Management (IDM) Experts Group, building partnerships with governments, development agencies, private sector companies, research labs and civil society organizations across the world.
Currently, Mariana Dahan is the Senior Operations Officer in the Office of the World Bank Group’s Senior Vice President in charge of the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations relations and partnerships.