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John F. May

John F. May PhotoJohn F. May
IndustryFinance/International Development
TitleVisiting Scholar
ExpertisePopulation analysis, demography, project management, population policies, family planning, population projections, HIV/Aids programs
Current OrganizationPopulation Reference Bureau
Type of OrganizationOrganization Research
Major ProductFinancial and developmental assistance to developing nations
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeB.A., cum laude, Catholic University of Louvain, 1973; M.A., magna cum laude, Demography, Catholic University of Louvain, 1985; Ph.D., summa cum laude, University of Paris, Sorbonne, 1996
BornMarch 10, 1950, Elisabethville, Democratic Republic of Congo
Honors & AwardsNumerous including World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), 2008 Good Practice ICR Quality Award for The Gambia HIV/AIDS Rapid Response Project Implementation Completion Report (ICR); Fred H. Bixby Foundation Visiting Scholarship at the Population Reference Bureau, 1991-1992, Summer 2006, Summer 2007, Winter 2011; Global Media Award, Population Institute for Best Book on Population, Population Institute, 2012; Various Who's Who Entries
Published WorksNumerous peer-reviewed articles, several book chapters, conference papers, posters, abstracts and other publications; Book, "World Population Policies: Their Origin, Evolution and Impact", Springer, 2012
AffiliationsPopulation Association of America, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
Hobbies & SportsSwimming, classical music, reading, cinema
Career AccomplishmentsMajor contributions to population policies and programs worldwide, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia
Work HistoryResearch Assistant, Catholic Univ. of Louvain, Belgium, 1972, 1974, 1975; Teacher, various high schools, Belgium, 1975-76; UN Associate Expert in Demography, Institute Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1976-79; UN Advisor, Demography & Population Statistics, South Pacific Commission, Nouméa, New Caledonia, 1980-83; Population Training Coordinator, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Belgium, 1985-86; International Population Consultant, Brussels, Belgium, 1986-87; Senior Associate, The Futures Group International, Washington, DC, 1987-91; Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Scholar, Population Reference Bureau, 1991-92; Senior Scientist, The Futures Group International, Washington, DC, 1992-97; Population Specialist (Long Term Consultant), Africa Region, The World Bank, Washington, DC, 1997-2000; Senior Population Specialist, (Open-Ended), Africa Region, The World Bank, Washington, DC, 2000-08; Lead Population Specialist (Open-Ended), Africa Region, The World Bank, Washington, DC, 2008-2012; Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development, 2012
ChildrenLionel, Alexandra
SpouseAnne Marie May-Legrand
MarriedOctober 23, 1976
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