Gary McMahon

The World Bank Group


Gary McMahon has a PhD in economics from the University of Western Ontario and is an independent consultant on developing the mining sector to benefit all stakeholder groups, the political economy of development, the relationships between socio-economic and environmental sustainability, and the micro and macro aspects of natural resource development. From 1996-2015 he worked as a consultant and staff member at the World Bank. Gary has published on a variety of topics in development economics and has edited 10 books on development and transition economies.

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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