Smita Kuriakose is a Senior Economist in the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice in East Asia and the Pacific with over 12 years of development policy experience. In her role, she has led policy dialogue with upper middle, middle and low income countries in Europe and Central Asia (ECA), East Asia, Africa and South Asia. She has led both analytical work and project preparation and implementation support of both Development Policy and Investment Policy Instruments. In particular, her expertise is in science, technology, innovation policy and skills development issues with the view to promote private sector development in countries and has led regional studies in ECA and Africa regions on these issues.
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