Klaus Tilmes
Credit: Klaus Tilmes

Senior Advisor, NASEM

Klaus Tilmes serves as Co-Chair of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine and as Senior Advisor on development issues and digital risk management. During his 30-year career at the World Bank, he worked across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, leading programs in infrastructure, knowledge and technology strategy, and finance, trade, and competitiveness.


In this special issue for S&D, five authors formerly affiliated with the World Bank have responded to the question, "How have science and technology impacted the World Bank’s programs? How have these programs evolved and what could have been done better? What would you recommend to the new World Bank President Ajay Banga from a S&T perspective?"