S. Amer Ahmed is the Lead Economist and Program Leader for Human Development based in Dhaka. He joined the World Bank as an ETC in the Development Research Group in 2008, and has held various positions throughout the Bank since then including Economist and Senior Economist in the Development Prospects Group. His most recent prior position was with the South Asia team of the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice. Amer has published in the areas of climate change, skills, labor, growth, and demographics. His work on HD issues have covered a range of regions and topics, and has featured prominently in analytical, strategic and operational engagements. While in the Prospects Group, his work addressed issues like labor market programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, the impacts of changes in education on inequality, the global cost of anti-microbial resistance, and the implications of demographic change on development. Amer’s latter work was a core component of the Global Monitoring Report 2015/16 on demographics and development, and produced a demographic dividend country framework that is still used in the Bank’s strategic engagement. In the South Asia region Amer has worked across a range of issues, including a focus on jobs and migration issues. Amer received his PhD in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, where he specialized in international trade.