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Sulekha Patel

Senior Demographer, Development Data Group, World Bank
Sulekha Patel is the team leader of the Socio-Demographic team in the World Bank's Development Data Group. She has worked extensively with UN partners on improving data quality for social indicators and, more recently, for improving the quality and availability of gender statistics and indicators. She has also worked with countries to integrate gender into national statistical and monitoring and evaluation systems. Together with counterparts from the UN Statistics Division and the Bank's Gender and Development Department, she co-founded the Global Forum on Gender Statistics, and its two Inter-Agency and Expert Groups on Gender Statistics and Capacity Building. Sulekha studied Political Economy/Economic Development and Demography at the University of Bombay and Georgetown University.