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Raju Jan Singh

World Bank Lead Economist & Program Leader for Haiti

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Raju Singh is the Program Leader, leading and overseeing the World Bank’s work on economic policy, private sector development, and education and social protection in Haiti, and was previously Sector Leader and Lead Economist on Central African states, stationed several years in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Prior to joining the World Bank, Raju was working as a Senior Economist and Mission Chief at the International Monetary Fund where he held positions in the Fiscal Affairs, Asian and Pacific, and African Departments, working on a wide range of countries and leading missions to China, Cyprus, and Tonga. He has been Advisor in the Swiss Executive Director Office, and worked at the Swiss Finance Administration in Bern, as well as at Lombard Odier & Cie (private banking) in Geneva. He has also been a consultant for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, working with the central banks of Rwanda and Tanzania, and taught at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. He has published on a wide set of issues including fiscal decentralization and public finance, banking, trade, and remittances. Raju holds an MA and a PhD in economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.