Najy Benhassine is a Manager of the Business Climate Global Practice – Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice within the World Bank Group. Prior to his appointment to this position, he was based in Morocco between 2007 and 2011 and was in charge of the private sector development portfolio of the Maghreb for the World Bank. He also worked on education, land reform and health service delivery. He joined the World Bank in 2001. He is the co-author of the 2009 World Bank regional report on the private sector in the MENA region, ‘From Privilege to Competition: unlocking private sector development in the Middle-East and North Africa’.