Teresa Kramarz is the Director of Munk One, a program for first year undergraduate students at the Munk School of Global Affairs.  She co Directs the Environmental Governance Lab with Steven Bernstein and Matthew Hoffmann (University of Toronto).  Dr. Kramarz directs the Accountability in Global Environmental Governance with Susan Park (University of Sydney), an international research network of scholars investigating issues of democracy and accountability across environmental regimes.

An expert on international organizations and global governance, with emphasis on global environmental politics, her work has examined the impact of the World Bank’s public-private partnerships on democracy, innovation, and financially sustainable conservation governance, the legitimacy of the World Bank as a global knowledge actor, the local/global relationship in the provision of global public goods, and extractives in Latin America.

Her most recent publications appear in Environmental Policy and Governance, Review of Policy Research, and Global Environmental Politics.  and an upcoming book on accountability in environmental politics with MIT Press.  

Dr. Kramarz has extensive experience in her field having worked for almost ten years with the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the Food and Agricultural Organization, and the Canadian International Development Agency on sustainable development programs, institutional analysis and capacity building for the biodiversity, climate change and decertification conventions.

Academic Appointments

2018-present Associate Professor and Research Associate in Global Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

2013-2018 Assistant Professor and Research Associate in Global Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

2013-present Director of Munk One Foundation Program, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

2013- 2014  Associate Director of the Master of Global Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

2012-13 Lecturer and Program Coordinator, Woodsworth College, University of Toronto

International Policy Appointments


2000-01 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York, USA
Programme Manager, Global Capacity Development Initiative

1998-02 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy
Institutional Capacity Specialist

1997-00 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Peru
Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – Consultant on retainer

1996-00 The World Bank, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Washington, DC.
Environmental Consultant on retainer, Project Preparation Coordinator

1996 Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Coordinator of the Regional Programme in Argentina

1995-96 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Environmental Programme Officer

1994-95 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), La Paz, Bolivia
Programme Officer for the Environment, Health and Alternative Development. Focal Point for Inter-Agency Coordination

1989-90 United Nations Center for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland
Human Rights Research Fellow