Professor of Public Policy
Braithwaite has been a Senior Economist at the World Bank, most recently in the Social Protection Group, Human Development Network, where she worked on social protection, disability, and poverty issues. She specializes in the study of medium-income Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, and Mauritius), Turkey, and the former Soviet Union (FSU), and has provided policy advice to governments while on negotiating missions and staff visits. She has written many Bank reports, including poverty assessments for Turkey, Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Hungary, and Ukraine.
In addition, she has operational experience in Cambodia, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Jamaica, and Turkmenistan. Braithwaite also worked for the International Monetary Fund and the US Census Bureau. Braithwaite speaks excellent Russian, adequate Spanish, survival Turkish and beginning Hungarian, and reads French.
She teaches courses on development, the international financial institutions, macroeconomic policy, and public policy. She has also taught at Georgetown, George Mason, American, Maryland and Kalamazoo College.
An alumna of the University of Virginia, she served as a Resident Assistant while enrolled and was both an Echols Scholar and a member of the Raven Society. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown and her doctorate in economics at Duke University.
Braithwaite et al. "Learning from Each Other: Social Protection and Labor and the Global South." Internal Draft. World Bank 5 November 2012 read more »
World Bank (including Jeanine Braithwaite). Swaziland: Using Public Transfers to Reduce Extreme Poverty. World Bank. 5 November 2012. Release Pending. read more »
Braithwaite, Jeanine et al. "Botswana: Challenges to the Safety Net Preparing for the Next Crisis. Human Development Department. Social Protection Unit." Africa Region. World Bank. December 16. 2011. Release pending. read more »
Braithwaite, Jeanine. "Safety Net Under Stress: The Impact of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland." Draft. World Bank. June 30. 2011. read more »
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