Aminur Rahman is a Lead Economist at the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region of the World Bank Group, currently based in World Bank Cairo Office. He has 15 years of operational and research experience on competitiveness and private sector development issues. He has advised the governments and policy makers of a range of countries in South Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa Regions, and has led a series of research initiatives. He has published in prominent economics and business journals and edited volumes published from the MIT Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and the United Nations University Press. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University College London, where he was a Royal Economic Society Junior Fellow and a British Chevening Scholar, and a MSc in Development Economics from Oxford University, where he was a Laila Hirani Memorial Scholar.