Sibel Kulaksiz is a Senior Country Economist with the World Bank where she is working at the Global Practice for Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management. She is task-managing macroeconomic policy work with a focus on economic growth and development, fiscal policy and management, and regional economic integration issues. Ms. Kulaksiz is the lead author of many World Bank publications including the “Over the Horizon: A New Levant,” a sub-regional economic integration vision which proposes comprehensive economic and social development reforms and multi-country investment projects to benefit from significant untapped economic potentials in the region. She is also the lead author of the “KRG: Economic and Social Impact of the Syrian Conflict and ISIS” which identifies the economic and humanitarian impact of the regional conflicts and refugee flows, and assesses the required stabilization needs in all sectors. Previously, she worked as a Country Economist in the Africa Region leading analytical and operational work. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2001, Ms. Kulaksiz worked in the Turkish Government. Ms. Kulaksiz holds a masters degree in Economics from Hacettepe University as well as a masters degree in International Development from the Johns Hopkins University.