Shabnam Sinha is Lead Education Specialist, INDIA for the World Bank Group, leading the World Bank’s India program on school education and skills. Her research focuses on basic education and its return on investment; performance-based financing, teacher performance and incentives; skills development and labor markets. In Labor Markets, her work covers the role of private sector and governments in skills development and the contribution of MSMEs in the labor market and female labor force participation. Her work focuses on results-based financing and analytical tasks in Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea and Africa. She leads the World Bank’s support to the Ministry of Skills (Govt. of India) and the World Bank support to new program of the Government of India on school education, the Samagra Shiksha, through a Bank project named STARS. She also works in the areas of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Education and CSR in human development. Prior to joining the World Bank Ms. Sinha was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) PPP Education in a large private sector company. She was Senior Program Advisor (Education) with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), New Delhi. She has worked at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on curriculum development; instructional materials development including textbook writing and educational undertaking planning and appraisal.