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Haishan Fu

World Bank
Director of the World Bank’s Development Data Group
Biography: Haishan Fu is the Director of the World Bank’s Development Data Group, overseeing its development monitoring and open data initiative, statistical capacity building and global statistical programs.  As an Ex-Officio member of the WBG Data Council and Co-Chair of the Development Data Directors group, Haishan leads and coordinates the development and implementation of development data agenda at the Bank. She is an active leader in the global statistical community, serving on UNSG’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, Council of the International Statistical Institute, Executive Committee of PARIS21, and chairing various global steering committees and management groups. Prior to joining the Bank in 2014, Haishan was Director of UNESCAP’s Statistics Division, leading the strategic development of Regional Statistics Programs in Asia and the Pacific. During her time as Chief of Statistics of UNDP’s Human Development Report between 1999 and 2005, Haishan led the transformation of the Report’s statistical quality and credibility. Haishan holds a Ph.D. in Demography from Princeton University and a B.A. in Economics from Peking University.