The World Bank has a permanent seat on the GAVI Alliance Board
The World Bank, which has a permanent seat on GAVI’s Board, is a member of GAVI’s Executive Committee and the Programme & Policy Committee.
The World Bank is represented on the GAVI Alliance Board by:
Tim Evans (Representative)
Director for Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank
Tim Evans is the Director for Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank. Dr. Evans has been active in the international health arena for more than 20 years. Before joining the World Bank he was the Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University in Bangladesh.
Previously he served as Assistant Director General at the World Health Organization, heading the Evidence, Information, Research and Policy Clusters, where he oversaw the production of the annual World Health Report. Dr. Evans has been a leader in advancing global health equity and health systems performance throughout his career, notably through his work with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health and with his contributions to the development of innovative partnerships, including the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunisation, INDEPTH and Health Metrics networks, the Global Health Workforce Alliance and the World Alliance for Patient Safety.
Dr. Evans earned his DPhil in agricultural economics at Oxford, and pursued medical and postgraduate studies at McMaster and Harvard Universities.
Armin Fidler (Alternate)
Lead Advisor for Health Policy and Strategy in the Bank's Human Development Network
Armin Fidler is the alternate Board member representing The World Bank. Currently Dr Fidler serves as Lead Adviser for Health Policy and Strategy in the Bank's Human Development Network. Previously, Dr Fidler was the Manager for Health, Nutrition, Population for the Europe and Central Asia Region responsible for the Bank's health strategy, lending and technical assistance programs, including analytical and advisory work in the European Union, the new member states and the countries of the former Soviet Union.
Dr Fidler holds a medical degree from the University of Innsbruck; a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the Bernhard Nocht Institute, and two advanced degrees from Harvard University's School of Public Health.