Mehnaz Safavian

Senior Economist

Mehnaz Safavian is a Senior Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Department in the South Asia Region. Mehnaz has worked extensively on financial inclusion issues, including micro and SME finance, gender, creditors' rights, informality, and responsible finance. Mehnaz holds a PhD in economics from The Ohio State University and has published extensively in World Bank and scholarly journals. Before joining the World Bank, Mehnaz held positions in the U.S. government, Development NGOs, and academia.