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Aaron Rosenberg is currently the Chief for Public Affairs at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the... Read more »
Abdul Qadeer Jawad works at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) of the Government of Afghanistan as Deputy... Read more »
Engineer Abdul Qayum Yousufzai has been Provincial Director with the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) for... Read more »
Abhishek Gupta is a consultant at the World Bank. He currently works on projects related to livelihoods enhancement and community driven... Read more »

Md. Abul Basher was born and brought up in the countryside of Bangladesh and had his primary education in a school that did not have... Read more »

Adiba Sanjana joined The World Bank, Bangladesh in 2012 and is currently working as a Research Analyst in the South Asia Economic Policy... Read more »
Afra Rahman Chowdhury, a native of Bangladesh, is currently working with South Asia’s Social Protection team and with Social Inclusion... Read more »
Ahamad Tanvirul Alam Chowdhury is an Education Consultant for the Education Global Practice Team in the World Bank and works for Higher... Read more »
Mr. Ahmad Shaheer Shahriar has been the Deputy Minister for Programs in the Ministry of Rural... Read more »
Ahmad Aliyev, is the Community Business Mobilizer for the World Bank supported Azerbaijan Rural Investment... Read more »
Akiko Nakagawa is a Senior Environmental Specialist in the World Bank South Asia Region Disaster Risk Management & Climate Change... Read more »
Alan David Lee is an Energy and Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank. He joined the Bank in 2013 through its Young Professionals... Read more »
Alejandra de Lecea is a communications associate in the Web and Social Media Team of the External and Corporate Relations at the... Read more »
Alexander Ferguson is the Senior Manager for External Communication in the South... Read more »
Ambar Narayan, a Lead Economist in the Poverty Global Practice of the World Bank, focuses on policy analysis and research on micro... Read more »
Amit Bhattacharya is a senior assistant editor at The Times of India, New Delhi. In a career spanning almost two decades, he has worked... Read more »
I am Amrita Chowdhury, hailing from Kolkata, honors Graduate in Economics from Calcutta University, pursuing PGCHRM with XLRI. My... Read more »
Amy Leigh Johnson is PhD student in the joint degree program in Anthropology and Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her research... Read more »
Ana Revenga is the Deputy Chief Economist of the World Bank. 
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Ananda Galappatti is a medical anthropologist and Director of Strategy at The Good... Read more »
Ancor Suárez-Alemán is an economist whose research focuses on infrastructure, transport policy, port economics, efficiency, competition,... Read more »

Andreas Blom works as a Lead Economist in the World Bank’s education units in Africa. He supports management in implementing strateg... Read more »

Andy is an Economist in the Economic Policy Unit of the South Asia Region of the World Bank.

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Andy Shuai Liu is an online communications producer with the World Bank focusing on issues related to the environment, energy and natural... Read more »
Aneeka Rahman is the Senior Social Protection Economist based in Dhaka with a specialization in administrative subsystems, social safety... Read more »
Angela Walker is an adviser in staff engagement and internal communications in the World Bank Group’s External and Corporate Relations unit. Read more »

Aniqah Jasmine Khan joined the World Bank in 2003 based in the Read more »

Anir Chowdhury is the policy advisor of the a2i (Access to Information) Program at the Prime Minister's Office, Bangladesh. In his 23... Read more »
Ankur Nagar is a Design Thinking Specialist at the World Bank’s Global Media Development Program. He brings information and learning... Read more »
Anna O’Donnell is a Senior Social Development Specialist in the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice of the World Bank in... Read more »

Annette Dixon is the World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region. She has been in the position since December 15, 2014.
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Anshul Pachouri is currently working with a global consulting firm in its strategy practice. He has also worked with Economic Adviso... Read more »

Anuja Kar joined the Food & Agriculture Global Practice as an Economist in June 2015. She is currently engaged with... Read more »
Anupam is a trained ecologist having wide experience in the fields of ecosystem analysis, biodiversity conservation, protected area... Read more »
Anushka Wijesinha is a Research Economist at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, working on private sector development, SMEs,... Read more »
Dr. Anwar Shah is Director of the Centre for Public Economics, Chengdu/Wenjiang, China and also serves as an advisor/consultant to the... Read more »
Apoorva is an Economics (Honours), third year student of the IIS University, Jaipur. Read more »

Arastoo Khan is Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh. He is also t... Read more »

Arnab Bandyopadhyay works as a Senior Transport Engineer for the World Bank's South Asia Transport Unit. Mr. Bandyopadhyay... Read more »

Ashi Kohli Kathuria is a Senior Nutrition Specialist with the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Global ... Read more »

Ashis Bhadra is a Senior Transport Specialist at the World Bank, Dhaka Office and the Co-Team Leader of the Read more »
Ashish Khanna is the India energy team leader in the World Bank's South Asia Sustainable Development Department. Read more »
Ashma Basnyat is a consultant for the South Asia Sustainable Development department of the World Bank.  She has contributed to a... Read more »
Ashok Kumar is a Senior Highway Engineer in the Transport Sector at the World Bank; with a focus in South Asia. He is a highly qualified... Read more »

Mr. Saleh is the senior director of strategy, communications and empowerment for BRAC and BRAC International. He oversees advocacy, ... Read more »

Athula Kulathilaka graduated with first class honours in Civil Engineering from University of Moratuwa in 1981 and obtained a PhD from... Read more »
Atul Agarwal is a Senior Transport Specialist in the World Bank and is based in India. He has worked on several projects especially, in... Read more »
Aurélien is an economist in the Nairobi office of the World Bank, where he works on Somalia, Burundi and Kenya (leading the Bank's work... Read more »
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Basab Dasgupta is an Economist working in World Bank’s Water Global Practice. He received his M. Phil from the Jawaharlal Nehru... Read more »
Mr. Bashir has more than 16 years in development and infrastructure projects, and has worked as an engineer and in other positions... Read more »

Ben Safran is currently a Junior Professional Associate with the South Asia Human Development Unit. His work has focused on education... Read more »

Mr. Ben Eijbergen is the Practice Manager Southern Africa, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria for the GP Transport & ICT. Before... Read more »

Benjamin Crow is a Communications Assistant with the South Asia External Affairs Team. His primary responsibility is as Coordinator... Read more »

Brittney Davidson is a student at the University of Florida, currently studying Business Marketing and Mass Communications. She also... Read more »

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Carlos Felipe Balcázar is a Research Analyst at the Poverty & Equity Global Practice, World Bank. His research focuses on poverty and... Read more »
Catalina Marulanda is originally from Colombia, but she is currently based in Washington DC where she is the Practice... Read more »

Céline Ferré started writing blog entries when she was 10, back in the eighties, frantically scribbling with a fountain pen in her... Read more »

Ceren is an Economist with the South Asia Economic Policy Unit where she works as a country economist for Nepal and on migration and... Read more »

Charukesi Ramadurai is a freelance writer and journalist from India with bylines in The New York Times, Time, Forbes, The Economist, The... Read more »

Chathurika Hettiarachichi is an Assistant Lecturer in Economics in the Department of Economics in the University of Colombo. She's... Read more »

Christina Wieser is an Economist of the Poverty and Inequality Global Practice. She covers issues related to poverty, inequality, an... Read more »

Chulie de Silva is the former Senior Communications Officer of the World Bank Colombo Office. She was at her parent’s home in Hikkad... Read more »

Chyi-Yun is currently an Urban Specialist focusing on the Africa region, and has previously worked in East Asia and South Asia. She has... Read more »
Craig Kullman has been with Water and Sanitation Program for 3.5 years working on the project's two global projects - Scaling Up Rural... Read more »
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Dan Biller is Sector Manager of the Economics Unit in the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk... Read more »

Dan is a Program Officer in the Bill &... Read more »

Darshana Patel is currently a consultant to the Social Development Department’s Budget Transparency Initiative and a climate change ... Read more »

Darshani De Silva is an Environmental Specialist working in the Sri Lanka country office in Colombo. She specializes in environmental... Read more »

A graduate in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee, Darshit was a recipient of the ‘Ministry of Steel-INSDAG Gold medal for innovation in... Read more »
Dr. Rogers is President of the Health and Climate Foundation (HCF), an international non-profit organization dedicated to finding... Read more »
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Deepa Rai is a Communications and Outreach Consultant at the World Bank in Nepal. She is a former community radio journalist turned... Read more »

Deepak Malik is an Operations Specialist with the Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project and is based in the state’s capital, Dehradu... Read more »

Delilah Liu is a Communications Consultant for the World Bank’s South Asia Regional Cooperation and Integration Unit. She oversees the... Read more »
Dhushyanth Raju is Lead Economist, Office of the Chief Economist, South Asia Region. He conducts research and provides policy advice on... Read more »
Diep Nguyen-van Houtte is senior transport specialist for the World Bank, focusing on national and regional connectivity and logistics... Read more »
Dileni Gunewardena is Professor of Economics at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and has a Ph.D. in economics is from American... Read more »

Dilinika joined the World Bank Colombo Office in 2005. Currently she works for the South Asia Region External Affairs(SAREX)team. Her... Read more »

Dilip Parajuli is a Senior Economist in the Education Global Practice.  Read more »

Dipak Dasgupta is Lead Economist for South Asia. He was immediately prior to this Lead Economist for India, based at the Bank's New... Read more »

Dipeshwor is a technologist turned educator. He co-founded Karkhana, which creates a co-curricular after-school program that... Read more »

Ditte Fallesen started her carrier at the World Bank in 2007 first in the Post-Conflict Unit and later moved to the Fragile States unit... Read more »
Divya Sharma, an avid reader cum explorer has an aura of liveliness around her. She is an ardent blogger and possesses a knack for... Read more »

Dr. Sarferaz Waziry is an Animal Health Coordinator for the National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) for the World Bank in... Read more »

Dulanii Liyanahetti completed her Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Colombo in 2009. Simultaneously she completed... Read more »

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Elena Grant is part of the World Bank Art Program, the unit in charge of acquisition, exhibition, cataloging, and research of artworks... Read more »

Eliana holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and is currently the Chief Economist for the Read more »

Enrique Blanco Armas is a World Bank senior economist specializing in macroeconomic and fiscal policy, currently based in Maputo,... Read more »
Erika Vargas is a Knowledge Management (KM) Officer at the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice at the World Bank, in... Read more »

Ethel Sennhauser is the Director of the Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank. The Practice has a threefold focus: Climate-s... Read more »

Eugene Bempong Nyantakyi is a Private Sector Development Specialist at the World Bank Group (WBG). Prior to joining the WBG in July 2016,... Read more »
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Fabio Pittaluga is a Senior Social Development Specialist for the Latin America and Caribbean region. At the IFC, he was part of the team... Read more »
Until June 2017, Dr. Fahimuddin Fahim worked as a Deputy Technical Project Manager (DTPM) with PU-AMI’s SEHAT Program in Daykundi... Read more »
Farhad Ahmed is a Senior Transport Specialist at the World Bank, currently based in Read more »
Faria Selim joined the World Bank in 2011 and is currently working as the Communications Specialist with the Read more »

Farria Naeem joined The World Bank in 2006 and is currently working as a Research Analyst in the South Asia Poverty and Finance group.... Read more »

Fatima Kashefi currently works with the Afghanistan Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled as a Social and Gender... Read more »
Felipe Goya is the Regional Procurement Manager with the World Bank’s South Asia Region. Previously he worked in ChileCompra, the central... Read more »
After working as an auditor at the French Supreme Audit Institution, Franck joined the development community in 2003 as an adviser for... Read more »
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Frederico Gil Sander is the Senior Country Economist for India based in New Delhi. Frederico prepares the World Bank’s economic anal... Read more »

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I am a student of MA Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. I am interested in public policy and development... Read more »
Gaurav Datt is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Development Economics and... Read more »
Gazbiah Rahaman joined the World Bank in 2011 and is currently a consultant in the South Asia Region’s Economic Policy and Poverty (SASEP... Read more »
Ghulam is a Senior Health Specialist in the New Delhi office in India. Read more »

Gitanjali is a development professional who lives out of her backpack. Born and raised in Read more »

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo is a Lead Economist at the World Bank in the Chief Economist’s Office for the Read more »
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Hafiz Zainudeen is currently a member of the World Bank team that's preparing the Sri Lanka's next Country Partnership Strategy, As its... Read more »
Hanan Jacoby is a lead economist in the Agriculture and Rural Development unit. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of... Read more »

Haris Khan is a Senior Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Specialist responsible for the Pakistan DRM country program portfolio. He... Read more »

Hyoung Gun Wang is a Senior Economist in the South Asia Urban Unit of the World Bank based in DC, USA. He is currently the co-TTL of... Read more »
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IUB Reddy joined the World Bank in 1997, as Social Development Specialist and has been involved in the preparation and supervision o... Read more »

Iffath Sharif is the Program Leader for Social Inclusion for the Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal country work programs. As a Lead Economist... Read more »

Ikramullah Quraishi holds a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Management Information systems. His professio... Read more »

Isabel Cantada joined the World Bank in the Philippines in 2011 and worked as a research analyst for the Sustainable Development... Read more »

Isabel Guerrero became the World Bank’s Vice President for the South Asia Region on July 1, 2008. She has held... Read more »

Isura is a social entrepreneur with a passion to create rural social entrepreneurs. He manages Read more »
Izabela Leao is a Rural Development & Labor Specialist in the Food & Agriculture Global Practice of the World... Read more »
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Dr. Md. Jahirul Islam, Director-General/Project Director, Emergency Cyclone Recovery and... Read more »
He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics. After returning to Sri Lanka he ventured into the e-commerce... Read more »
Jessica Schmidt is an Urban Specialist with the South Asia Urban Unit at the World Bank, based in Washington,... Read more »
Jie Li is an energy and environmental specialist at the World Bank, working in the Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change unit of... Read more »
Jie-ae Sohn is a senior communications consultant for the World Bank’s Korea Green Growth Trust Fund. She is also an invited professor at... Read more »

Joe Qian works in External Affairs and Communications for the South Asia Region of the World Bank and specializes in communicat... Read more »

Johannes Zutt, a Dutch national, has been active in development since 1990. His early experience involved program planning, and... Read more »
John "Jack" Stein is sector director for sustainable development for the South Asia region of the World Bank. During his 30 years at the... Read more »
Jon Kher Kaw (@jonkherkaw) is a Senior Urban Development Specialist in the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global... Read more »
Jorge Coarasa is a Senior Economist with the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice of the World Bank.
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Juan A. Echenique is a consultant for the Sustainable Development department of the World Bank. His work on the Wold Bank involves... Read more »
Judy Deng is currently an intern with the World Bank's South Asia Urban Unit in their fmalgship program on urbanization. She is currently... Read more »
Julian Palma is currently an Urban Development and Disaster Risk Management Specialist (Consultant) at the World Bank Group. In this... Read more »
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K.M. Maqsoodul Mannan joined the World Bank in 1987 as Transport Specialist in the Energy and Infrastructure Team till April 2004 and... Read more »

Kaleesha Rajamantri is an STC Online Communications Coordinator in the Wo... Read more »

Kalesh was born in Kerala, India and was educated in Kerala and Delhi. After graduation in Economics, he secured a MBA. Kalesh has worked... Read more »
Kalpana Kochhar was appointed the Chief Economist for the South Asia Region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal,... Read more »
Kanchan is a Consultant with the Bank. She supports the India Cluster on Inclusion and Gender and closely works with Sangeeta Kumari,... Read more »
Kanza Azeemi is pursuing undergraduate studies in Economics at Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. She writes for... Read more »
Kaori works in the Social Development Department of the World Bank. Before taking the current assignment, she was a consultant with... Read more »

Karina Manasseh works in the South Asia External Affairs Department at the World Bank. Prior to joining the Bank she worked as an... Read more »

Ms. Carvajal is a specialist in the subject of negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. She obtained her MBA with an emphasis... Read more »

Dr. Ke Fang is a Lead Transport Specialist currently based in New Delhi. His primary areas of expertise include urban and regional p... Read more »

Kedar Joshi is a Monitoring & Evaluation as well as Fiduciary Risk and Accountability Expert. He is a former Executive Director of... Read more »
Keisuke Iyadomi joined the Bank in January 2012. With nine years of experience dealing with climate change and carbon markets, he is... Read more »
Keshavi Puswewala who was born in Sri Lanka, in the District of Kalutra, is currently a Postgrad student in University of Sri... Read more »

Kristalina Georgieva assumed her current position as the Chief Executive Officer for the World Bank on January 2, 2017.

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Kunzang Tenzin is a student of Economics at the Royal University of Bhutan. Read more »
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BA in Political Science and Psychology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Masters in International Relations from University... Read more »
Lakshmi Iyer is an economist in the Business, Government and the International Economy (BGIE) Unit at Harvard Business School. Her... Read more »

Lauren MacDonald is currently working in South Asia External Affairs.

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Lelia Croitoru is an environmental economist (consultant) at the World Bank. She has worked extensively on environmental valuation... Read more »
Lena Krylova is a freelance consultant specializing in good governance and social accountability issues.  Read more »
Lia Carol Sieghart is a Program Leader and Lead Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank. She is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She  ... Read more »

Lisandro Martin is a Results Specialist Operations Officer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Lola Nayar is a Senior Associate Editor, Outlook magazine.​ She has been writing on issues related to development, economy, agriculture,... Read more »
Lopita Huq studied cultural anthropology at the New School for Social Research, NY, USA and political studies at... Read more »
Luis Andres is Lead Economist in the Sustainable Development Department for the South Asia Region of the World Bank. His work at the... Read more »
Luquan has got both first and second degrees on transportation engineering; and he has more than 22 year experience in transport sector,... Read more »
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Mabruk Kabir is an Education Specialist with the World Bank's Education Global practice, where he works on primary and secondary... Read more »
Madhur Gautam is a Lead Economist with the Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank. He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from... Read more »
An aspiring economist, social innovator and policy analyst, Maha Rehman is an Economics Major from Lahore University of Management... Read more »

Maitreyi Bordia Das is the World Bank's Global Lead for Social Inclusion.  Based in Washington DC, she works on issues of inequ... Read more »

Malcolm Harper is emeritus professor of enterprise development, Cranfield School of Management, UK, and since 1995 has worked indep... Read more »

Malini Nambiar is a consultant at the World Bank Group. She currently works on projects related to disaster mitigation and recovery with... Read more »
Manav Bhattarai is working as a team member for the project which supports Nepal health Sector Program (Sector Wide Approach). He is a... Read more »
Marc Forni is Lead Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Specialist with the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.... Read more »
Mari Shojo is an Education Specialist with the Education Global Practice of the World Bank, where she works on lending and analytical... Read more »
Maria Correia is Sector Manager, Social Development in the South Asia Region. Since joining the Bank in 1994, she has held different... Read more »

Mariam Claeson, M.D., M.P.H., is the program coordinator for AIDS in the South Asia Region<... Read more »

Marilina Vieira is a Private Sector Development Specialist at the World Bank Group. Prior to joining the WBG, she worked in microfinance... Read more »

Marinos Skempas, a Greek national, obtained a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1986,... Read more »

With prior experience in both development and emergencies, Mark is a regional specialist with the Water & Sanitation Program in... Read more »

Mark is primarily responsible for ELEVATE’s market and customer development activities.  In addition, on behalf of the Alliance... Read more »

Mark LaPrairie, World Bank Representative to Bhutan, first went to Bhutan in 1988 under a Canadian volunteer program for a three-year... Read more »

Markus Kitzmuller, Economist, PhD, is currently working in the Office of the Chief Economist for South Asia Region of the World Bank Group. Read more »
Martha Denisse Pierola is a Senior Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank. She has published several papers on export growth... Read more »
His previous assignments include a one-year spell with the Chief Economist office in South Asia region, and from July to December 2010 he... Read more »

Martin Ravallion holds the inaugural Edmond D. Villani Chair of Economics at Georgetown University, prior to which he was the Direct... Read more »

Mary Lisbeth works on territorial development and land records and administration systems. In particular, her work places emphasis on... Read more »
Mary Ongwen is part of the South Asia Region External Communications (SAREC) team. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in... Read more »
Masood Ahmad joined the World Bank in 1983 and has worked as an Irrigation Engineer, an Environmental Specialist and a Water Resources... Read more »
Masroor Ahmad is a Senior Water & Sanitation Specialist at the World Bank, based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Before joining the World... Read more »

Matías Herrera Dappe is a senior economist in the Transport and ICT Global Practice of the World Bank. He has worked in the field of... Read more »

Mayada El-Zoghbi is a senior microfinance specialist and the manager of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor's (CGAP) Paris office.... Read more »

(Dr.) Meena M. Munshi, is a Senior Economist, in the sustainable Development Department in the South Asia Region of the World. Bank... Read more »

Meera Shenoy is the Executive Director of Employment Generation & Marketing Mission (EGMM), which was established by Bank and Government... Read more »
Mehrin Ahmed Mahbub is working as the Communications Officer for the World Bank Dhaka Office. She is a firm believer of openness and... Read more »

Michael Engelgau is a Senior Public Health Specialist who joined the South Asia Human Development unit at the World Bank in January... Read more »

Michael was the lead Distance Learning Specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC up to his retirement three years ago where he ... Read more »

Michael supports CGAP’s Knowledge Products, Communications and Web team in managing and marketing the 2012 Photo Contest, as well as... Read more »

Michael Trucano is the World Bank's Senior Education & Technology Policy Specialist and Global Lead for Innova... Read more »

Miki Terasawa is a Rural Development Specialist in South Asia Agriculture and Rural Development Department.  She is specialize... Read more »

Ming Zhang is sector manager for urban and water for the South Asia region of the World Bank. He has more than 15 years’ experience with... Read more »
Mio Takada is Senior Agriculture Economist, Agriculture Global Practice, South Asia, the World Bank.  She has been working on the... Read more »
Mohammad Hassan Ibrahimi is the provincial coordinator for the National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) in Daykundi Province,... Read more »
Mohammad Shafi Rahimi is the Herat provincial manager of the Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program (AREDP), a program of... Read more »
Mohini works in trade and development, most recently with the South Asia Regional Integration team of the World Bank, based in New Delhi,... Read more »
Monica Yanez-Pagans is an Economist in the South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa Unit of the World Bank’s Poverty Global... Read more »
Muhammad Waheed works in Macroeconomic and Fiscal management Global Practice of the World Bank as a Senior Economist. His area of... Read more »

Muthukumara Mani is a senior environmental economist in the Sustainable Development Department of the World Bank’s South Asia Region... Read more »

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Nadia Afrin has 10 years of experience in knowledge management and ICT for development. She is fascinated by innova... Read more »

Nadia Sharmin is an Environment Specialist of Urban, Rural & Social Development – GP, World Bank for the Bangladesh. She is... Read more »
Naila Kabeer is Professor of Gender and Development at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. ... Read more »

Nancy first arrived in Afghanistan in the early 1960s and has worked tirelessly in the ensuing years to document the cultural heritage... Read more »

Nandini Krishnan is a World Bank Senior Economist and an expert on poverty. Read more »
I am a farmer from Gujarat and have been practicing agricultural activities since last 2 years. Earlier I have worked in the corporate... Read more »

Naomi Ahmad joined the World Bank in 2008 and is currently working as the Communications Associate with the External Affairs Team of... Read more »

Niaz Asadullah is Professor of... Read more »

Nicola Magri is a guest blogger, who works for the Competitiveness, Technology and Innovation Division of the Inter-American Develop... Read more »

Nidhi Khurana works as a Consultant with the South Asia office of the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) in New Delhi. She is currently... Read more »

Nilufar Ahmad, a citizen of Bangladesh has worked on poverty, vulnerability, and social inclusion most of her life and is committed... Read more »

Nishant Khanal is final year undergraduate student of Business and Economics at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal. He represented... Read more »
Nripal Adhikary, is the founder of ABARI which was founded in 2006 in order to reexamine and reuse the traditional materials, so that... Read more »
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Onno Rϋhl is the Country Director, World Bank India. A Dutch national, he was previously the director for operations services and quality... Read more »
I am studying Economics as an undergraduate at Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. In future, I would want to work as an... Read more »
Owen Smith is a Senior Economist working on health and social protection with the World Bank, based in Sri Lanka.  Since joining the... Read more »
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Padam was born in Doti district of far western region of Nepal. He completed my school level education from different school of far... Read more »
Pallavi leads the IFC’s South Asia Inclusive Business Program that focuses on creating sustainable impact at the Base of Pyramid through... Read more »

Parmesh Shah currently leads the rural livelihood and development cluster in South Asia region of the World Bank and is involved in ... Read more »

Parul Agarwala works with the urban team in the Sustainable Development Unit in the South Asia Region at the World Bank. She specializes... Read more »
Parvati Singh is a doctoral student of Global Health at the University of California, Irvine and consults for the World Bank. Her... Read more »
Patrick is a Senior Health Specialist at the New Delhi office in India. Read more »

Paul Sisk is the Lead Finance Management Specialist in the Afghanistan Country office. Paul has worked in the Kabul office for eleve... Read more »

Peter Lanjouw is professor of Development Economics at VU University since January, 2015. Prior to his appointment to the VU he was... Read more »
Phillip Jordan is an Australian consultant who is recognised internationally for his experience and practical knowledge of road safety... Read more »
Mr. Piyush Bagaria is the Coordinator, Students’ Placement Committee at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. An Electronics... Read more »
Prabha Chandran has been an editor with some of India’s leading newspapers and has written extensively on current affairs and socio... Read more »
Prabu Deepan is a youth activist and an advocate for youth‐led development in Sri Lanka. He contributes to the youth work of many local... Read more »
Pradeep Mitra is a former Chief Economist and a former Sector Director of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit in the World... Read more »

Ms. Prajakta Sapte is the Secretary of Forum for Industry Interaction(FII), the largest student consulting body of India, and a memb... Read more »

Mr. Prasad Thakur is the Secretary, Forum for Industry Interaction, and a member of the Students’ Affairs Council at Indian Institute of... Read more »
Pratap Sinha is currently a consultant for implementing job creation project at the Afghan Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs ... Read more »
Priti Kumar is a Senior Agriculture Specialist in the Agriculture Global Practice of the World Bank. She is task team leader of projects... Read more »
Priya Chopra is a communications assistant in the World Bank's New Delhi office. She has a master's of business administration in... Read more »
Prof Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD is a Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health at McGill University, Montreal... Read more »
Purna Bahadur Chhetri is a Senior Agriculture Specialist at the World Bank Nepal Country Office. He has been working in the Agriculture... Read more »
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Qimiao Fan is the World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, joining the position in March 2016 and is based in Dhaka,... Read more »
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Kyle Peters is the World Bank’s Senior Vice President, Operations.

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Rahul Kanakia is an international development consultant who's based in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Stanford in 2008 with a B... Read more »

Rajeev Ahuja, PhD, is an economist working in the Health, Nutrition, and Population unit of the World Bank, India office. Although,... Read more »

Rajib Upadhya is the senior external affairs officer in the Nepal office of the World Bank. He was a journalist and a broadcaster in... Read more »

Ralph van Doorn is the Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives. His responsibilities include monitoring the mac... Read more »

Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat became the new Finance Minister of Nepal in February 2014, his sixth stint in this job intermittently since 1994.... Read more »

Rana Amirtahmasebi is an urban planner experienced in policy analysis and implementation of urban community and local... Read more »
Ms. Ranu Sinha was born in Patna, Bihar but migrated to the US at the age of five. Twenty four years later, she began a journey back to... Read more »

Ravi Kumar is a Digital Strategist with the Governance Global Practice at the... Read more »

Dr. Ray Nakshabendi is a final year medical student that wishes to use his knowledge and skill for betterment of others. He has taken... Read more »

Dr. Raymond Robertson is a professor and holder of the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government in the Department of Inte... Read more »

Rehan Rafay Jamil currently working with the South Asia Social Protection (SASSP) at the World Bank. Rehan has a Masters in... Read more »
Renu Warnasuriya is a development communications expert specializing in education and training. Her experience in the development field... Read more »
Richa Bhattarai is a Communications Consultant at the World Bank in Nepal. With a background in journalism, creative writing and... Read more »

Richard Damania is the Global Lead Economist in the World Bank’s Water Practice. He leads the Practice’s work o... Read more »

Richard Hogg is currently the World Bank’s Program Leader, Afghanistan. He is former Head, UK’s Department for International Development ... Read more »
Richard Spencer has been with the World Bank for eighteen years.  During much of the early years he worked on renewable energy... Read more »
Rinku Murgai is a Lead Economist at the World Bank, based in the New Delhi office. She has interest and analytic skills in the general... Read more »
Ritika D’Souza is an analyst at the World Bank’s Office of the Chief Economist for the South Asia Region (SARCE). Her... Read more »

Robert Schlotterer joined the Bank in 2005. He is currently a Lead Infrastructure Finance Specialist in the Financial Solution... Read more »

Rohit Mittal joined the World Bank in 2002 and is currently Senior Energy Specialist in the India office of Global Energy and Extractives... Read more »
Rokeya Ahmed is a Water and Sanitation Specialist in the Water Global Practice at the World Bank.  She has over 16 years of ... Read more »
Roland has been working in the World Bank New Delhi office since 2010 as Governance Advisor. He was previously an Adviser to the... Read more »
Roli Mahajan is the Digital Communications Officer for India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Read more »

Rubaba Anwar joined The World Bank in 2008. Since then, she has been working on the general Governance program of the country offic... Read more »

Rukmankan Sivaloganathan holds a MBA from INSEAD. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of a start up called Trekurious, an online marketplace for... Read more »
Rumela, born and brought up in the erstwhile French Colony of Chandannagar, India is currently a student at the Presidency University in... Read more »
Russel Valentine is currently an undergraduate student pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing at the... Read more »
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Sabrina Haque joined the World Bank in 2013 and is working as a knowledge-support consultant for the Read more »
Sachini Perera is a law graduate from Sri Lanka who deals with her inherent restlessness by juggling several careers, which include... Read more »

Sadiq is a senior manager for the World Bank's South Asia region.  At the Bank, Sadiq has worked on poverty reduction, governa... Read more »

Sailesh Tiwari is a Senior Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. He currently leads the country work... Read more »
Salma Yusuf has a Master of Laws from Queen Mary, University of London with a specialization in Public International Law and a Bachelor... Read more »
Sameer Ahmad Ahadi is the Technical Coordinator for the ICT Sector Development Project, which is implemented under the Ministry of... Read more »
Sameh Wahba, an Egyptian national, is the Global Director for Urban and Territorial Development, Disaster Risk... Read more »
Samik Sundar Das works in the field of Rural Development. He is an experienced professional who has worked with government line... Read more »
"After 28 years of being in the corporate world working in the Marketing Communications sector, I joined the development world because... Read more »
Sangeeta Pinto is a determined foot soldier of the development world who would like to be remembered for getting the job done to make a... Read more »
Sangeeta is a Senior Social Development Specialist at the India country office. Over the last ten years of her association with the Bank,... Read more »
Sangmoo Kim works in Urban, Rural & Social Development Unit, the World Bank as an urban specialist based in Washington, D.C. His area... Read more »
Sanjay Kathuria is Lead Economist and Coordinator, South Asia Regional Integration, in the World Bank’s Trade & Competitiveness... Read more »

Santanu Lahiri has joined WSP-Bangladesh in June 2007 to manage the local government water supply and sanitation capacity building ... Read more »

Saori works with ICT unit, focusing on the area of Technologies and Innovation in Education, Workforce Development, and Employment i... Read more »

Mr. Sateh El-Arnaout, a dual Lebanese/British national, joined the World Bank in 2002 as a Senior Urban Specialist. He obtained... Read more »

Saurabh Dani is the Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist with the South Asia Disaster Management and Climate Change team. He has... Read more »
Saurav is a consultant with the World Bank Group' Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Global Practice. He is a graduate of the School of... Read more »
Şebnem Erol Madan is a Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist in the Financial Solutions team within the Global Themes VPU.  She... Read more »
Seenithamby Manoharan (Mano) is a Senior Rural Development Specialist for the Agriculture Global Practice. He is based in Colombo and... Read more »
Shahenshah Sherzai is the Reform Implementation Management Coordinator for the PFMR project, which is administered under the Ministry of... Read more »
Shahpar Selim joined the World Bank once in 1999 and then again in 2009. In between working for the environment and climate change teams... Read more »
Shaiza Qayyum is a 23 year old Pakistani who is currently working as a Research Associate at the Lahore University of Management Scienc... Read more »
Mr. Shakeel Qadir Khan belongs to the prestigious Pakistan Administrative Services. He is currently leading Planning and Development and... Read more »
Shalika Subasinghe is currently working with the Education Global practice in South Asia. Her most recent work focuses on projects and... Read more »

SHEKHAR SHAH joined the World Bank in 1989 as Deputy Research Administrator after several years with the Ford Foundation and in the... Read more »

Shilpa is based in the Bangladesh office of the External Affairs and Communications for the South Asia Region of the World Bank with a... Read more »
Shiro Nakata is an Education Consultant for the Education Team in the World Bank's Human Development Unit, and works for higher education... Read more »
Shivika Singh is currently pursuing PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. She previously worked at Mu Sigma, Bangalore. She... Read more »
Shobha Shetty is currently Sector Manager, Rural Development in the South Asia region of the World Bank. She oversees a $2 billion... Read more »
Shruti Lakhtakia is a student of Economics who wishes to pursue a career in economic and developmental policy making, with her primary... Read more »

Shweta S. Banerjee works on the Microfinance Gateway which is housed at ... Read more »

Siddhartha Nanayakkara, one of Sri Lanka’s youngest economists works with some of the region's leading blue-chip companies in corporate... Read more »
Silvia Redaelli is a senior economist with the Poverty Global Practice at the World Bank's Islamabad office.  Read more »
Smrithi Talwar is a social scientist and environmental lawyer (PhD, University of Cambridge, LLM London School of Economics), currently... Read more »
Sonal Kapoor is the founder and director of Protsahan India Foundation where she gives young girls living in slums the gift of art. Read more »
Sonalde Desai is Senior Fellow at NCAER and Professor of Sociology at University of Maryland. She leads the India Human Development... Read more »

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Over the past couple of decades, Sri Kumar Tadimalla has been assisting various governments in improving the level and quality of... Read more »
Stephen D O'Connell is currently a consultant in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit of the World Bank. His work focuses... Read more »

Stephen Rasmussen leads the Technology Program at CGAP, a global microfinance resource center housed at the World Bank, and has mor... Read more »

Subhash comes from a remote village called Arupokhari in Gorkha District, Nepal. Subhash is the founder and executive chairman of The... Read more »
G. Sumdany Don is the Chief Inspirational Officer at Don Sumdany Facilitation & Consultancy. He completed “Facilitation and Training... Read more »

Sundararajan Gopalan (Sundar, for short) is a Senior HNP Specialist and has been working on nutrition and health issues throughout his... Read more »

I am an undergraduate student in the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and a young social entrepreneur. I have... Read more »
Supriya Kumar is a consultant at the World Bank. She currently works on projects related to rural development and livelihoods in South... Read more »
Suranga Kahandawa is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist attached to South Asia Disaster Risk and Climate Change Unit based in the... Read more »
Dr. Suresh Mohammed is Senior Health Specialist in the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice of the World Bank since 2016. Read more »

Susan Hirshberg is the South Asia Regional Disability Coordinator and Sr. Education Specialist.

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Susrutha Goonasekera is the Social Protection Economist at World Bank Sri Lanka country office. He has an MSc in Development Studies... Read more »

Swarna Kazi is a Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the World Bank and the Bangladesh Focal Point for the... Read more »
Swati Puri is a Consultant with the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. She began her career in retail banking... Read more »

Syed Irfan Ajmal is a serial entrepreneur, digital marketer, author, and international keynote speaker. His articles on content mark... Read more »

Syed Usman Javaid is a Research Analyst with the World Bank and has worked with the Read more »
Sylvia Szabo, PhD is a Research Fellow in the division of Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton. Her current... Read more »
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Takuya Kamata is the World Bank’s Country Manager for Nepal
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Tara Béteille is currently working as Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank. Tara’s research... Read more »
Tariq Khan Afridi is providing communication support to the World Bank Team in Pakistan with a specific focus on highlighting its youth... Read more »
Anuki is currently reading for her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of London, International Programmes.... Read more »
Tashiya is a social media assistant at the United Nations Populations Fund, UNFPA in Sri Lanka. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in... Read more »
Tashmina Rahman is a Consultant for the Education Global Practice at World Bank. In her current role, she is working closely with the... Read more »
Tehani Ariyaratne is a part of the Communications and Policy Programme team at the Centre for Poverty Analysis in Sri Lanka. She is... Read more »
Thilani is an undergraduate from the Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce at the University Of... Read more »
Thomas Oommen received his Ph. D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tufts University, Massachusetts,... Read more »
Thrishantha Nanayakkara is a Senior Lecturer, Department of Informatics, King’s College London, London. Read more »

Todd is Global Operations Leader and Digitization Expert has enjoyed being involved with many digitization initiatives around t... Read more »

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Ulrich Bartsch is the Lead Economist in the World Bank’s Ankara office, where he coordinates macroeconomic analysis and dialogue. He... Read more »
Urmila Chatterjee is an Economist with the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank, based in New Delhi, India. Her research... Read more »

Urvashi Narain is a Senior Environmental Economist for the World Bank. 

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Varun is a first year student of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (Batch 2014-2016). Read more »
Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee is a person with visual disabilities primarily engaged as a Program Manager at the Young Power in Social Action... Read more »
Vilas is a former staff member of the World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington, D.C.  Over the years, he has worked across many... Read more »
Vinay Kumar Vutukuru is a Senior Agriculture Specialist at the World Bank, workign in the South Asia region. Preiously he has... Read more »
Vinita Ranade works as a Communications Consultant with the World Bank in New Delhi.  Read more »
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Mr Barmak was appointed State Minister for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs in October 2015.  Previous appointments... Read more »

Walker Bradley is a spatial economic consultant/remote sensing specialist in the Poverty and Inequality Global Practice.  He covers... Read more »

William Byrd is currently serving in the World Bank’s Headquarters in Washington, DC as Economic Adviser in the Fragile and Conflict... Read more »

William Kerr is an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School. His research and teaching focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation.... Read more »
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Yann Doignon is the Online Communications Officer in the South Asia... Read more »
Yevgeniya Savchenko is an Economist in the Poverty and Equity Practice in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region at... Read more »
Yoichiro Ishihara is the World Bank’s Resident Representative and Senior Country Economist for Bhutan. Under the leadership of the... Read more »
Yoko Nagashima is a Senior Education Specialist in the World Bank Group’s Education Global Practice. She has worked in East Asia and... Read more »

Yongmei Zhou is a co-Director of the World Development Report on Governance and the Law. She received her PhD in Economics from the ... Read more »

Yoonyoung (Yoon) Cho is a Senior Economist at the Social Protection and Labor Global Practice at the World Bank. She has been working on... Read more »
Yue Li is an economist in World Bank’s South Asia region. She recently co-authored the 2013 World Development Report on Jobs, as the... Read more »
Yuka Makino, Senior Natural Resources Management and Disaster Risk Management Officer, has over 22 years operational... Read more »
Yurani Arias Granada is a consultant in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. She has previously worked as a research... Read more »
Yuvaraj Galada used to be a Vice President at Govt of India initiated National Skill Development Corp (NSDC) which has Prime Minister’s... Read more »
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Zafrul Islam is the Lead Procurement Specialist of the Governance Global Practice in South Asia Region of the World Bank. He leads two... Read more »
Zahid Hussain joined the World Bank in 1995 and is currently a lead economist in the South Asia Finance and Poverty group. Prior to that,... Read more »
Zaki Wahhaj is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Kent. He is presently working on a project on 'The Role of Secondary... Read more »

Zeeshan is the Communications Focal Point for the World Bank's Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Federally-Adminis... Read more »