Alexandra Le Courtois

Urban specialist
The World Bank Group


Alexandra Le Courtois is an urban specialist in the World Bank's Central Urban Advisory Unit. She has ten years' experience working in and with cities and other local governments in France and in developing countries. Her professional focus spans broad urban issues such as urban upgrading, housing, integrated land planning, and municipal service. She holds master's degrees in civil engineering and in urban management.

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The World Bank Group

The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It comprises five closely associated institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), which together form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Each institution plays a distinct role in the mission to fight poverty and improve living standards for people in the developing world. For more information, please visit,, and