André Herzog is a Senior Urban Specialist trained in the United Kingdom (MSc from University College London) and Brazil (BSc from University of São Paulo), with over 16 years of professional experience in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South East Asia, and the Middle East.
He joined the World Bank Institute in May 2008, where he is responsible for the Urban unit's Global Program on Urban Services to the Poor, WBI's Urban Program in India, and managing the South Africa National Upgrading Support Program funded by Cities Alliance.
As part of the Inclusive Cities Program, Mr. Herzog established global partnerships with Cities Alliance, UN Habitat, GTZ, and the InterAmerican Development Bank to support the development of an e-learning course on designing and managing slum upgrading projects, and a 15 country case study on policies and programmatic approaches in scaling up upgrading.
Early in his career, he established an urban planning firm (E+A), lectured at university, and co-founded a new urban planning and architecture faculty (School of City) in São Paulo, Brazil.
In 2000, he joined the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies in the Netherlands, coordinating technical assistance, capacity building, and research projects in Albania, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Yemen.