Director, Financial Inclusion Global Practice
Gaiv Tata is currently the Director for Finance and Private Sector Development in the Africa Region and for the Global Practice on Financial Inclusion at the World Bank. Over a career spanning twenty three years with the World Bank, he has worked extensively on country programs, finance and private sector development and public sector reform in several countries in Africa and the Middle East. His previous responsibilities have included: leading country level finance and private sector development policy dialogue; managing teams responsible for country strategy formulation and/or multi-sectoral lending operations; being a core team member of the 2005 World Development Report on the investment climate; and providing implementation support through a field-based assignment for the Bank’s portfolio of activities in Uganda. In his most recent assignment, he managed two of the most successful rounds of fund raising for the International Development Association, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest. He has an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
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