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.
2013-present 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