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Rajni Bajpai

Lead Public Sector Specialist

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Rajni Bajpai is a Lead Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank. In her current assignment, she manages the dialogue on Public Sector issues with the government and the Public Sector Performance outbound knowledge program at the World Bank’s Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

With 25 years of experience in development, Rajni has worked on improving public sector performance (including issues of service delivery, local governance, budgetary and fiscal reforms, monitoring and evaluation, civil service, and public administration reform). Prior to relocating to Malaysia, she worked extensively with sub-national governments in South Asia. She has led a number of lending operations and multi-sector technical assistance programs. She has written a number of policy pieces, developed strategies and co-authored reports. In her prior assignment she was the Program Leader for Economic Growth Finance and Institutions (EFI) group in India, which comprised of four global practices in the World Bank. She led the dialogue at the highest levels of government and was responsible for coordinating the work of several teams on the ground. 

In Malaysia, Rajni was the lead author for the special topic (Part 2) of the Economic Report, ‘Re-energizing the Public Service’, which was launched on July 1, 2019. She is currently working on the high-income study for Malaysia and co-authoring a global report on anti-corruption, which will capture successful cases of dealing with corruption and their relevance for other countries.

Rajni hold a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and an MBA in Finance.