Arjola Limani (‘17) is working as a Research Consultant for Europe and Central Asia in the department of Social, Resilience and Urban Development Global Practice of The World Bank.
“Based on the research we conduct, my team and I produce guidelines to help the bank’s operational teams incorporate effective gender-sensitive and inclusive approaches into their disaster management strategies when assisting communities as they prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters,” Limani said.
A native of Tirana, Albania, Limani earned law degrees from the European University of Tirana and the State University of Tirana. She worked as an Administrative and Property Law Attorney in Tirana’s local government before becoming the Director of Finance and Legal Services with the Ministry of Economy and Tourism of Albania.
Limani was a Rotary Global Scholar and McLarty Scholar in her time at the Clinton School. She traveled to Peru for her International Public Service Project with Heifer International where she managed, monitored, and evaluated a food security and women’s empowerment project in the Peruvian coffee production sector.
As a McLarty Scholar, she completed her Capstone project with Vital Voices Global Partnership in Washington, D.C., where she worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
“I have been fortunate to have studied public service,” Limani said. “Through my degree and the skills I gained during my studies, I have been able to work with teams that go the extra mile and show a level of caring for those that they serve.”
Upon earning her Master of Public Service in 2017, Limani was the recipient of the Thomas A. Bruce Award, presented annually to a graduating student from outside the United States who has visibly contributed to world peace during their time at the Clinton School.
“Here at the bank, I’m proud to work with such great professionals who are dedicated and passionate. For me, pursuing a degree in public service was a choice. When I see the work being done here and the huge impact it has on the lives of everyday citizens of different countries, I can honestly say that it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made.”
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