Rajul Awasthi is a Senior Public Sector Specialist and Co-lead of the Domestic Resource Mobilization Global Solutions Group at the World Bank. He is also the global focal point for property taxation. Rajul is based in Abuja and leads the World Bank’s tax reform program in Nigeria. He has experience of 12 years in the World Bank leading tax reform programs in Africa, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia. Before joining the World Bank Group, Rajul worked as an advisor to the Finance Minister of India from 2004-2008, where he helped initiate tax policy, revenue administration, and investment policy reforms. Rajul started his professional career as an officer of the Indian Revenue Service managing tax administration for over 10 years. Rajul has published several World Bank Policy Research Working Papers, contributed to country reports and documents, and co-authored the Bank’s flagship publication on tax reform: “Strengthening Domestic Revenue Mobilization: Moving from Theory to Practice in Low and Middle-Income Countries”. Rajul holds a master’s degree in economics and public policy from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.