Tobias Haque is an Economist with the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit, East Asia and Pacific Region. He is based in the Sydney office, working on a variety of macroeconomic and public finance management issues across the Pacific Island countries. Before moving to Sydney, Tobias held the role of Country Economist for Solomon Islands, based in the newly-established Honiara office. Prior to joining the World Bank, Tobias worked on a wide variety of economic development issues across various South-East Asian countries as a Program Manager at the New Zealand Agency for International Development and at Castalia - a private consulting firm, specializing in regulation of network infrastructure. He began his career at the New Zealand Treasury, where he spent time in the Office of the Chief Executive, providing analysis and advice to Treasury's Senior Management Team on long-term strategic issues facing the New Zealand economy.