Rajni Bajpai is a Lead Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank. She is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, where she leads engagements on Public Sector issues with the Government of Malaysia at the World Bank’s Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia. Her most recent research includes work is on public service reform and role of institutions in Malaysia’s transition to a high-income economy. With over 25 years of experience in development, Ms. Bajpai has worked extensively with governments on improving public sector performance. Her areas of expertise include institutional strengthening, improving service delivery, local governance, budgetary and fiscal reforms, civil service and public administration reform. Prior to relocating to Malaysia, Ms. Bajpai was working in India as the Program Leader for Economic Growth Finance and Institutions, South-Asia Vice Presidency. She led the dialogue at the highest levels of government and was responsible for coordinating the work of several teams on the ground. An Indian national, she holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and an MBA in Finance from International Management Institute.