Sabine Palmreuther is a member of the Urban team at the World Bank Institute (WBI). She works on capacity development using innovative learning approaches such as distance education via radio. She also facilitated knowledge sharing forums for local government practitioners in anglophone and francophone Africa, and developed e-learning courses for local governments. Ms. Palmreuther's areas of interest are capacity building and strengthening of integrity mechanisms in local governance.
From 2004 to 2007, she was Special Assistant to the Vice President of WBI and provided leadership support to the Vice President, as well as operational support to the management team.
Prior to joining the Bank, she worked in the Program Finance department for the German Investment and Development Company (DEG) in Cologne, Germany. She was in charge of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) project portfolio for the Latin American and Caribbean region. Prior to that, she worked as a research assistant in the Sustainable Development Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She was responsible for organizing a series of expert meetings pertaining to an IDB initiative on "Helping Small and Medium Enterprises Access Finance and Capital in Emerging Economies," and working on SME issues.
Ms. Palmreuther holds a Master's degree in business administration from Germany. She is currently pursuing a doctoral program on ethics and urbanization at Georgetown University.