Mandakini Kaul is Senior Regional Cooperation Officer for South Asia, based in the World Bank’s New Delhi office. She works on issues of regional integration, connectivity, trade facilitation and gender in South Asia. She has been in the development field for over 20 years and was the focal point for the World Bank’s work in Bihar and Rajasthan for several years. She co-led the World Bank’s recent flagship report "India Systematic Country Diagnostic". Ms. Kaul has read Economics at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.