Ashutosh Raina Raina

Ashutosh Raina Raina

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh Raina is a Social Development Specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC, where he focuses on community-driven development (CDD), local economic development (LED), and disruptive technologies for the social sector, among other themes.

Ashutosh has 12 years of experience in designing and implementing jobs and local economic development programs in South Asia and Africa. He is currently supporting livelihoods and local economic development programs in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Tanzania, and Nigeria, including in conflict and displacement settings. He is also working on various technology pilots as a member of Disruptive Technology for Social Development Initiative.

Prior to the World Bank, Ashutosh worked for the Government of India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission, where he coordinated a large jobs and skills development program for rural poor youth across India. He also managed large jobs and employment program for youth in conflict-affected Kashmir valley. Before this, he worked for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, where he coordinated private sector-led local economic development initiatives.

Ashutosh has an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Mumbai and a graduate degree in public policy from the Johns Hopkins University.