Andrew Burns

Acting Director of the Development Prospects Group at The World Bank

Andrew Burns is the Acting Director of the Development Prospects Group at the World Bank. He is also the Lead Author and Task Manager of Global Economic Prospects, the Bank's report that examines trends in the global economy and how they affect developing countries. Before joining the World Bank, Andrew was Head of Desk for Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and France at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where he supervised and wrote the OECD's Economic Surveys for these countries. He also played a lead role in the OECD’s Jobs Study, overseeing the evaluation of labour market policies in each of the organization’s 30 member countries. Prior to joining the OECD, Andrew worked at the Economic Council of Canada where he wrote on labour market and macroeconomic issues. Andrew holds degrees from the University of Manitoba and McGill University in Canada.