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Abhishek Gupta is a consultant at the World Bank. He currently works on projects related to livelihoods enhancement and community driven development in... Read more »
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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 any roof. He... Read more »

Adiba Sanjana's picture
Adiba Sanjana joined The World Bank, Bangladesh in 2012 and is currently working as a Research Analyst in the South Asia Economic Policy and Poverty... Read more »
Afra Rahman Chowdhury's picture
Afra Rahman Chowdhury, a native of Bangladesh, is currently working with South Asia’s Social Protection team and with Social Inclusion Cluster of Social... Read more »
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Andy is an Economist in the Economic Policy Unit of the South Asia Region of the World Bank.

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Angela Walker's picture
Angela Walker is the Communications Manager for the South Asia region of the World Bank. Read more »
Aniqah Jasmine Khan's picture

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

Ashi Kathuria's picture

Ashi Kathuria is a consultant in South Asia Human Development based in the India Office.

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Ashish Khanna's picture
Ashish Khanna is the India energy team leader in the World Bank's South Asia Sustainable Development Department. Read more »
Ashma Basnyat's picture
Ashma Basnyat is a consultant for the South Asia Sustainable Development department of the World Bank.  She has contributed to a number of unit... Read more »
Ashok Sarkar's picture
Ashok Sarkar works as a Senior Energy Specialist in the World Bank’s Energy Anchor Unit, where he coordinates the strategic efforts for scaling up... Read more »
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Ben Safran's picture

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

Benjamin Crow's picture

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

Bingjie Hu's picture
Bingjie Hu is currently working as a consultant economist at the Office of the Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank. Bingjie’s research... Read more »
Brittney Davidson's picture

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

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Céline Ferré's picture

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

Ceren Ozer's picture

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

Charles Cormier's picture
Charles Cormier is a program manager in the South Asia Sustainable Development Department's Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change unit. He has... Read more »
Charukesi Ramadurai's picture
Charukesi Ramadurai is a freelance writer and journalist from India with bylines in The New York Times, Time, Forbes, The Economist, The Christian... Read more »
Chulie De Silva's picture

Chulie de Silva is the Senior Communications Officer in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  She is a firm believer in reaching out to audiences that we... Read more »

Chyi-Yun Huang's picture
Chyi-Yun Huang is an Urban Specialist in the South Asia Region Urban unit at the World Bank. Prior to joining the Bank as a Young Professional, she was... Read more »
Craig Kullmann's picture
Craig Kullman has been with Water and Sanitation Program for 3.5 years working on the project's two global projects - Scaling Up Rural Sanitation and... Read more »
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Dan Biller's picture
Dan Biller is Sector Manager of the Economics Unit in the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the... Read more »
Darshana Patel's picture

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

Darshani De Silva's picture

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

Dean Mitchell Jolliffe's picture

Dean Jolliffe is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank and member of the LSMS-ISA team. He has extensive experienc... Read more »

Dee Jupp's picture
Dee is the research team leader for the Read more »
Deepa Rai's picture
Deepa Rai is a Social Development Communications and Outreach Consultant working for PRAN (Program for Accountability in Nepal) at the World Bank.
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Dhushyanth Raju's picture
Dhushyanth Raju is a Senior Economist in the South Asia Education Department. He currently works on issues in primary and secondary education in Pakistan. Read more »
Diarietou Gaye's picture
Diariétou Gaye has been the World Bank's country director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives since January 2011. A Senegalese national, Gaye joined the Bank... Read more »
Dilinika Peiris's picture

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

Dipak Dasgupta's picture

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

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Ejaz Ghani taught Economics at Oxford University and Delhi University. He studied Economics in Delhi University, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, and... Read more »

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

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

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Fabio Pittaluga's picture
Fabio Pittaluga is a Senior Social Development Specialist for the Latin America and Caribbean region. At the IFC, he was part of the team that drafted... Read more »
Farhad Ahmed's picture
Farhad Ahmed is a Senior Transport Specialist at the World Bank, currently based in Read more »
Faria Selim's picture
Faria Selim joined the World Bank in 2011 and is currently working as the Communications Specialist with the Read more »
Farria Naeem's picture

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

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Gazbiah Rahaman joined the World Bank in 2011 and is currently a consultant in the South Asia Region’s Economic Policy and Poverty (SASEP) team part of... Read more »
Ghulam Dastagir Sayed's picture
Ghulam is a Senior Health Specialist in the New Delhi office in India. Read more »
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Hafiz Zainudeen's picture
Hafiz Zainudeen is currently a member of the World Bank team that's preparing the Sri Lanka's next Country Partnership Strategy, As its youngest member,... Read more »
Haris Khan's picture

Haris Khan is a Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Specialist responsible for the Pakistan DRM country program portfolio. He brings with him over ... 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 of land acquisit... Read more »

Isabel Guerrero's picture

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

Ismail Radwan's picture
Ismail Radwan works for the World Bank's Africa Region Private Sector Development unit. He has worked in the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, and Africa... Read more »
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Jeremy Levin is a senior technical specialist in South Asia Sustainable Development Department, SASDI where he works on energy efficiency, renewable... Read more »

Jesko Hentschel's picture
Jesko Hentschel is the human development sector director in the South Asia region. He was previously deputy director of the World Development Report... Read more »
Jie Li's picture
Jie Li is an energy and environmental specialist at the World Bank, working in the Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change unit of the South Asia... Read more »
Jim Rosenberg's picture
Jim leads the World Bank's global corporate online & social media efforts including content strategy, innovation, rapid response, and campaigns in... Read more »
Joe Qian's picture

Joe Qian is a Communications Associate for the Read more »

Johannes Zutt's picture
Johannes Zutt, a Dutch national, has been active in development since 1990. His early experience involved program planning, and monitoring and... Read more »
John Stein's picture
John "Jack" Stein is sector director for sustainable development for the South Asia region of the World Bank. During his 30 years at the Bank, he has... Read more »
Juan Echenique's picture
Juan A. Echenique is a consultant for the Sustainable Development department of the World Bank. His work on the Wold Bank involves applied research with... Read more »
Jyoti Shukla's picture
Jyoti Shukla is the energy sector manager for the World Bank's South Asia region. 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 joined as a... Read more »
Kaleesha Rajamantri's picture

Kaleesha Rajamantri is an STC Online Communications Coordinator in the World Bank's Colo... Read more »

Kalesh Kumar's picture
Kalesh was born in Kerala, India and was educated in Kerala and Delhi. After graduation in Economics, he secured a MBA. Kalesh has worked in various... Read more »
Kalpana Kochhar's picture
Kalpana Kochhar was appointed the Chief Economist for the South Asia Region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri... Read more »
Kaori Oshima's picture
Kaori works in the Social Development Department of the World Bank. Before taking the current assignment, she was a consultant with Education team,... Read more »
Karina Manasseh's picture

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

Keisuke Iyadomi's picture
Keisuke Iyadomi joined the Bank in January 2012. With nine years of experience dealing with climate change and carbon markets, he is supporting climate... Read more »
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Lauren MacDonald's picture

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 related to forests,... Read more »
Lisandro Martin's picture

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

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Luis Andres's picture
Luis Andres is Lead Economist in the Sustainable Development Department for the South Asia Region of the World Bank. His work at the World Bank involves... Read more »
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Mabruk Kabir is with the World Bank's South Asia Education Unit.  He joined the Bank in 2011, and previously worked at the Bank's Poverty Reduction... Read more »
Marc Forni's picture
Marc Forni joined the World Bank in 2003 and spent four years in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region helping to build the disaster risk... Read more »
Maria Correia's picture
Maria Correia is Sector Manager, Social Development in the South Asia Region. Since joining the Bank in 1994, she has held different positions on gender... Read more »
Maria Sarraf's picture

Maria was born in Lebanon. Exposed to air pollution in the streets of Beirut, she went on to study environmental economics at University College Lo... Read more »

Mariam Claeson's picture

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

Mark Ellery's picture

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

Mark LaPrairie's picture

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

Mary Ongwen's picture
Mary Ongwen joined the South Asia Region External Affairs (SAREX) team in 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Sociology from... Read more »
Masood Ahmad's picture
Masood Ahmad joined the World Bank in 1983 and has worked as an Irrigation Engineer, an Environmental Specialist and a Water Resources Specialist. He... Read more »
Masroor Ahmad's picture
Masroor Ahmad is a Senior Water & Sanitation Specialist at the World Bank, based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Before joining the World Bank, he has... Read more »
Matias Herrera Dappe's picture
Matías is Senior Economist in the Sustainable Development Department for the South Asia Region of the World Bank. His work at the World Bank focuses on... Read more »
Meena Munshi's picture

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

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

Melissa Williams is an Operations Officer for South Asia Agriculture and Rural Development.  She specializes in knowledge management and lear... Read more »

Michael Engelgau's picture

Michael Engelgau is a Senior Public Health Specialist who joined the South Asia Human Development unit at the World Bank in January 2007. He is se... Read more »

Michael Foley's picture

Michael was the lead Distance Learning Specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC up to his retirement three years ago where he worked since 19... Read more »

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

Michael Trucano is the World Bank's Senior ICT and Education Policy Specialist, serving as the organization's focal point on issues at the Read more »

Michal Rutkowski's picture
Michal Rutkowski is the Human Development Director for the South Asia Region of the World Bank. Read more »
Miki Terasawa's picture

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

Ming Zhang's picture
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 the Bank,... Read more »
Mohamad Al-Arief's picture
Mohamad Al-Arief is the Senior Communications Officer for the World Bank's Human Development Network (HDN) in Washington DC. HDN oversees the... Read more »
Muneeb Ansari's picture
Muneeb Ansari is an Online Communications Associate for the World Bank's South Asia region. Before joining the Bank, Muneeb worked at the International... Read more »
Muthukumara Mani's picture

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

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Nadia Afrin's picture

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

Naomi Ahmad's picture

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

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

Nilufar Ahmad, a citizen of Bangladesh has worked on poverty, vulnerability, and social inclusion most of her life and is committed to social just... 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 in the South... Read more »
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Parmesh Shah's picture

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

Parul Agarwala's picture
Parul Agarwala works with the urban team in the Sustainable Development Unit in the South Asia Region at the World Bank. She specializes in spatial... Read more »
Patrick Mullen's picture
Patrick is a Senior Health Specialist at the New Delhi office in India. Read more »
Pradeep Mitra's picture
Pradeep Mitra is a former Chief Economist and a former Sector Director of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit in the World Bank's Europe... Read more »
Priya Chopra's picture
Priya Chopra is a communications assistant in the World Bank's New Delhi office. She has a master's of business administration in marketing and... Read more »
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Rachid Benmessaoud has been the World Bank country director for Pakistan since 2010. His top priorities are to: (i) lead the implementation of the Bank... Read more »
Rahul Kanakia's picture
Rahul Kanakia is an international development consultant who's based in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Stanford in 2008 with a B.A. in Economics... Read more »
Rajeev Ahuja's picture

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

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

Ravi Kumar is YouThink Editor and is part of the online and social media unit at the World Bank in Washington D.C.
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Rehan Jamil's picture
Rehan Rafay Jamil currently working with the South Asia Social Protection (SASSP) at the World Bank. Rehan has a Masters in International Affairs from... Read more »
Richard Damania's picture

I am a Lead Environmental Economist in the World Bank, where among a host of other things, I coordinate the climate change work agenda in the Sout... Read more »

Rohit Bhatia's picture
Rohit Bhatia is an online communications officer with the South Asia region of the World Bank, based in New Delhi, India. In a career spanning 18 years,... Read more »
Roland Lomme's picture
Roland has been working in the World Bank New Delhi office since 2010 as Governance Advisor. He was previously an Adviser to the French Executive... Read more »
Rubaba Anwar's picture

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

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Sabrina Haque's picture
Sabrina Haque joined the World Bank in 2013 and is working as a knowledge-support consultant for the Water... Read more »
Sadiq Ahmed's picture

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

Sandya Salgado's picture
"After 28 years of being in the corporate world working in the Marketing Communications sector, I joined the development world because that's where my... Read more »
Sangeeta Carol Pinto's picture
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 positive... Read more »
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Sanjay Kathuria's picture
Sanjay Kathuria is the World Bank’s Lead Economist for Bangladesh, based in Dhaka since September 2009. He has been interacting extensively with the... Read more »
Santanu Lahiri's picture

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

Saori Imaizumi's picture

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

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Saurabh Dani is the Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist with the South Asia Disaster Management and Climate Change team. He has been in the field... Read more »
Shahpar Selim's picture
Shahpar Selim joined the World Bank once in 1999 and then again in 2009. In between working for the environment and climate change teams in Dhaka, she... Read more »
Shanta Devarajan's picture

Shantayanan Devarajan is the Chief Economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region.  Since joining the World Bank in 1991, h... Read more »

Shekhar Shah's picture

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

Shiro Nakata's picture
Shiro Nakata is an Education Consultant for the Education Team in the World Bank's Human Development Unit, and works for higher education and skills... Read more »
Shobha Shetty's picture
Shobha Shetty is currently Sector Manager, Rural Development in the South Asia region of the World Bank. She oversees a $2 billion portfolio of rural... Read more »
Shweta Banerjee's picture

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

Smrithi Talwar's picture
Smrithi Talwar is a social scientist and environmental lawyer (PhD, University of Cambridge, LLM London School of Economics), currently working in the... Read more »
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Stephen O'Connell's picture
Stephen D O'Connell is currently a consultant in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit of the World Bank. His work focuses on... Read more »
Stephen Rasmussen's picture

Stephen Rasmussen leads the Technology Program at CGAP, a global microfinance resource center housed at the World Bank, and has more than 25 years... Read more »

Sundararajan Gopalan's picture

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

Supriya Kumar's picture
Supriya Kumar is a consultant at the World Bank. She currently works on projects related to rural development and livelihoods in South Asia and focuses... Read more »
Susan Hirshberg's picture

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

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Susrutha Goonasekera's picture

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

Syed Usman Javaid's picture
Syed Usman Javaid is a Research Analyst with the World Bank and has worked with the South... Read more »
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Tara Beteille's picture
Tara Béteille is currently working as Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank. Tara’s research focuses primarily... Read more »
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Ulrich Bartsch was the senior country economist in the World Bank’s New Delhi office until September 2012, where he was in charge of macroeconomic... Read more »
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Vinay Kumar Vutukuru is a consultant at the World Bank. He currently works on projects related to Rural livelihoods and agriculture development in South... Read more »
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Vinita Ranade trabaja como consultora en comunicaciones para la web del Banco Mundial en Nueva Dehli, India. Read more »
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William Byrd's picture

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

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Yongmei Zhou's picture

Yongmei Zhou is a Senior Institutional Development Specialist in the World Bank New Delhi Office. She received her PhD Economics from University o... Read more »

Yue Li's picture
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 focal person on... Read more »
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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, he was a... Read more »
Zeeshan Suhail's picture

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