Xavier Devictor leads the global program on forced displacement as Advisor, Fragility, Conflict & Violence Group, World Bank. He is the main author of the seminal report, Forcibly Displaced: Toward a Development Approach Supporting Refugees, the Internally Displaced and Their Hosts, which underpins the Bank’s response to forced displacement. He joined the Bank as a young professional, and brings broad experience across regions on country programs, strategy and policy dialogue, serving as Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic Countries until 2014, and Country Program Coordinator for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti from 2007-2011. Earlier in his career, he was Program Manager for UNHCR in the former Yugoslavia, where he managed humanitarian programs including leading humanitarian convoys into conflict areas. He holds a Masters of Economics, École Polytechnique, Paris.