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Abha Joshi-Ghani and Deblina Saha

Abha Joshi-Ghani and Deblina Saha
Abha Joshi-Ghani is the Director for Knowledge and Learning at the World Bank in the Change Knowledge and Learning Vice Presidency. She headed the Urban Development and Local Government Practice in the World Bank’s Sustainable Development Network from 2007-2012 where she oversaw the Bank’s work on Urban Policy and Strategy and Knowledge and Learning. She led the World Bank’s Urban Strategy in 2010. She also headed the Global Urbanization Knowledge Platform from 2011-2012. She is the Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Urbanization. She has worked primarily on infrastructure finance and urban development at the World Bank in South and East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Before joining the World Bank she worked for the Reserve Bank of India. She holds an MPhil from Oxford University and a Masters from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Deblina Saha joined the World Bank's Public-Private Partnerships Group in September 2015 and is based in the Bank’s Singapore Infrastructure Hub. She has over six years of infrastructure financing and policy experience with both commercial and development banks. Prior to joining the Bank, she was part of the infrastructure lending team of a leading Indian commercial bank where she worked on a number of project finance deals mostly in transport and logistics. She is passionate about the infrastructure sector and her varied experience gives her an in-depth understanding of the sector’s public and private sector nuances. She also has experience in the micro-finance and micro-housing sectors. Deblina has an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad, the leading B-school in India. She also holds a B.Com (Hons) Accountancy from the Ravenshaw University, India.