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Mandakini Kaul

Regional Coordinator, South Asia Regional Integration and Engagement

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Mandakini Kaul is the World Bank’s Regional Coordinator for South Asia Regional Integration and Engagement and is based in New Delhi.  Mandakini works on issues of regional cooperation, economic connectivity, and engendered approaches in traditionally gender-blind sectors among countries in South Asia and with neighboring regions in Central Asia, East Asia and beyond. She leads high-level policy-influencing dialogue and knowledge platforms with government and non-government, and manages regional relationships with key counterparts in government, civil society, development agencies, private sector institutions and chambers of commerce, and think tanks. Mandakini has been working in the field of international development for over 20 years and led the World Bank’s program in the low-income states of Bihar and Rajasthan for several years. Most recently, she authored the World Bank’s Approach to South Asia Regional Integration, Cooperation, and Engagement and was co-author of the World Bank’s flagship report India Systematic Country Diagnostic.  She read Economics at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.