Priyam Saraf is an Economist in the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice of the World Bank Group. She has worked with the public and private sectors in South Asia, East Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States on issues of human capital for competitiveness, integration of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) into Global Value Chains (GVCs), and development in conflict-affected states through behavioral interventions. Previously, Priyam worked with IFC's Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS) Investment team, as well as with the World Bank Group's Education teams on youth employment and skill development. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University in Economic Development and a dual B.Sc. in Economics and Information Systems from Singapore Management University. Priyam started her career with Bain & Company in Southeast Asia advising private equity firms on investment decisions for three years and has consulted for UNICEF, Dalberg, Transparency International, Nike Foundation and the Monetary Authority of Singapore on a range of economic development issues. Priyam is part of the Young Professional Program at the World Bank Group.