Dr. Harsha Aturupane is the Program leader for Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Nepal for Human Development at the World Bank. 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.