Dr. Harsha Aturupane is a Lead Economist in the Education Global Practice of the World Bank. He is also the Program Leader for the World Bank’s work in Human Development for Sri Lanka and the Maldives. He has a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He has worked and written extensively in the fields of human development, education economics, higher education, general education, and labor economics. He has led teams in the preparation and supervision of World Bank projects and programs covering higher education, general education, health, social protection, economic reform, private sector development, and strengthening fiduciary processes. He has also led teams in the production of World Bank research reports on topics such as human development, higher education and general education.