Alison is an experienced writer and editor with an expertise in translating sophisticated concepts into readable, relatable language—telling the human stories behind the impact of development projects.
She has been a consulting writer and editor with the World Bank Group since 2010, producing a variety of print and web-based publications that use straightforward language, devoid of jargon, to explain how people and communities benefit from the World Bank Group’s initiatives. She has researched and written stories about World Bank Group clients for the IFC corporate web site, annual report, IFC Perspectives (the quarterly print magazine), and other publications. Before that, she worked with the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Group, where she wrote, commissioned, and edited posts for the World Bank's PPP Blog and created recurring blog features and columns. She was co-creator of Handshake, the World Bank's journal on public-private partnerships.