Wolfgang Fengler is a World Bank Lead Economist based in Vienna where he covers Eastern Europe and Central Asia. A native German, Wolfgang has been with the World Bank for 17 years, during which time he lived in the USA, Indonesia, Kenya and Austria. He also co-hosts the “Future Development” blog and has spoken at a TEDx conference where he presented a big data innovation: population.io. Previously, Wolfgang was the CEO of Africa Consulting, LLC, and a Fellow at the Research Institute for International Relations. He received his PhD from the University of Hamburg (Germany).