For the 9 years she has been with IEG, Ms. Yenice’s main focus is on macro-level evaluations of World Bank Group performance that distill lessons learned from WBG experience as well as provide recommendations to improve future operations of the World Bank Group.   Her most recent work includes co-leading the evaluation World Bank Group Support to Industrial Competitiveness and Its Implication for Jobs.  Izlem has worked on a wide variety of private sector development issues, including innovation and entrepreneurship, SME finance, youth employment, and poverty in the context of the WBG private sector development support.

As part of her work, Ms. Yenice constructs conceptual frameworks; links literature and research with World Bank and IFC work, and analyzes the role and contribution of the WBG in a specific area by mapping client needs and priorities, WBG strategies, operations, performance and stakeholder views.  She also performs project-level evaluations from time to time, providing her with a broad and micro-level understanding of the IFC and World Bank private sector development (T&C and FM) support.

Ms. Yenice holds a M.Sc. in Economics and a minor in Statistics from Iowa State University, U.S.A and a B.SC in Economics from Middle East Technical University, Turkey.