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Jyoti Bisbey

Infrastructure Finance Specialist

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Jyoti Bisbey is an Infrastructure Economics and Finance Specialist in the Macro Policy and Finance for Development Unit in the United Nations' Asia HQ at Bangkok, Thailand. Jyoti is leading the Financing of Development (FfD) dialogue on SDG 2030 Agenda financing issues for the Asia-Pacific region. 

Currently on an external assignment to the UN from the World Bank Group (WBG). At the World Bank, Jyoti was at the Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Guarantees unit while working at the Central Asia, China, and Mongolia Transport Cluster to explore innovative financing in the region. At the World Bank, Jyoti led the dialogue on PPPs in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Sri Lanka and generally as a focal point in Eastern Europe and Central Asia region and previously in Brazil, Vietnam, Russia, Uruguay, Mozambique, Madagascar, Kenya and Ethiopia. Jyoti represented the World Bank in discussions with other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) on defining Private Capital Mobilization, which is the core of Billions-2-Trillions (B2T) agenda.

The work won the World Bank President’s Excellence Award. Her recent achievements have been leading the development and implementation of the PPP Certification Program ‘CP3P’, financial recovery planning for Vietnam Electricity, Inland Water transport (IWT) PPPs in Latin America, construction bond financing using WB intermediation and structuring PPPs in Irrigation subsector. Her work has focused on a variety of infrastructure investment project phases from transactions structuring to implementation and from financing policy to program development, financial viability assessments and structuring of PPP options.

Jyoti specializes in Infrastructure Finance with an MBA from George Washington University and Mathematics in undergraduate from St. Stephens College in Delhi. Beyond work she enjoys spending time with her family and running.