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Sarah Iqbal

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Program Officer
Sarah Iqbal coordinates the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law project. She joined the World Bank Group in 2008, where she worked with the Doing Business Project before moving to the Women, Business and the Law project. The Women, Business and the Law report and dataset examines how the legal and regulatory environment affects women's ability to get jobs and start businesses. Ms. Iqbal also provides guidance on the interaction of the law and women’s economic activities in areas such as financial inclusion.
She is a member of the California Bar, and prior to joining the World Bank Group she practiced civil litigation and criminal defense law. Her primary interests lie in the realm of law and development and comparative law.
Ms. Iqbal holds a BA in English and History from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a JD concentrating in International Law from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She speaks Hindi and Urdu.