Hans Peter Lankes
Hans Peter Lankes is the Vice President, Economics and Private Sector Development at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)/World Bank Group (until 1/2021). His responsibilities include ensuring that IFC supports projects that are focused on development impact, delivers on ambitious climate and gender goals through its investments and advisory, designs strategies grounded in economic diagnostics, considers macroeconomic and market conditions when investing and managing its portfolio, deploys blended finance where appropriate to address climate and poverty, and develops thought leadership on the role of the private sector in development.
Hans Peter has more than 30 years of experience in development finance and economics, including senior roles at the IFC, EBRD and IMF, as well as in academia, the private sector and government advisory (in Africa, South-East Asia and Central America). He received his PhD from Harvard University, and degrees from Harvard Kennedy School, University of Freiburg and Université de Grenoble.
Key research interests
- Climate finance
- The intersection of climate and development
- Impact investing and impact measurement
- The role of the private sector in economic development
Policy - 2021
This report, produced with the World Economic Forum, outlines a global vision and concrete, practical guidance to grow forward from the COVID-19 crisis towards more resilient economies that serve all parts of society and ensure nature and the environment are preserved for future generations. Read more
This report sets out core elements of an overarching and integrated strategy for recovery from the COVID-10 pandemic and growth, as a contribution to the preparation for the G7 Summit taking place in Carbis Bay, Cornwall (11 to 13 June 2021). Read more
News - 2021
To ‘build back better’ from COVID-19 we need a broad-based recovery that leaves no one behind; we need to build a more resilient, inclusive society; and we need to make our economy grow quickly and sustainably, argue Hans-Peter Lankes and Roberta Piefederici, as they set out the key elements of a programme for action. Read more