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Iffath Sharif

Lead Economist

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Iffath Sharif is the Program Leader for Social Inclusion for the Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal country work programs. As a Lead Economist with the Social Protection and Labor Global Practice, she has also worked on various trust-funded and lending activities in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, and was the co-author of the recent 2013 Bangladesh Poverty Assessment. Prior to joining the Bank, Iffath worked as a Micro-Finance Specialist in Proshika (one of the largest micro-finance NGOs in Bangladesh) for several years, as well as taught at the Department of Economics, North South University in Bangladesh. Iffath holds a PhD in Development Economics from the London School of Economics, England, and a Master in Public Policy from Princeton University, USA.