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Arntraud Hartmann

Steven Muller Professor


Arntraud Hartmann is a Panel Member of the Accountability Mechanisms of the African and Asian Development Banks, which investigate complaints from people negatively impacted by development projects which were funded by the ADB or AfDB. Hartmann is also a member of the Quality Review Process of IFAD, where she conducts research and publishes on 'scaling up of development programs' as part of a Brookings Institute Research project. From 1981-2004 Hartmann was a staff member of the World Bank where she held senior management positions, such as Director for several Southeast European countries and Senior Advisor to the World Bank Managing Director and the Operations and Policy Department. She was the first Chief of Mission for the World Bank in Romania (1991-1996). Hartmann also worked as Research Fellow with the UNICEF Innocenti Center and was a Senior Advisor to the World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalization. From 2009 to 2016 she was Adjunct Professor of International Development at the Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe, Italy, and visiting professor at the Hertie School of Governance, in Berlin, Germany.

Hartmann holds degrees in law and economics from Hamburg University and American University, Washington DC, as well as diplomas from the German Development Institute, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University.

Publications: "Scaling Up Programs for the Rural Poor: IFAD's Experience, Lessons and Prospects (Phase 2)," co-author, Brookings Institution Working Paper (2013); "Scaling up the Fight Against Rural Poverty: An Institutional Review of IFAD's Approach," co-author, Brookings Institution Working Paper (2010); "Scaling up: A Framework and Lessons for Development Effectiveness from Literature and Practice," co-author, Brookings Institution Working Paper (2008); "Strategies for Peace and Prosperity in the Balkans" in Journal for Constitutional Studies (2001); numerous World Bank studies, including the influential "The Road to Stability and Prosperity in South Eastern Europe" (2000).




  • Africa
  • Eastern Europe
  • Europe
  • Sub-Saharan Africa


  • Economic Development
  • Foreign Aid and Global Poverty


  • French
  • German