Takiko Igarashi is an Education Specialist at the World Bank. Her specializations include skills development, basic education, education for disadvantaged groups, and trade and industrial development in developing countries. She works on various research and World Bank projects in human development sector. She has extensive field experience in Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Mongolia, Tanzania, Liberia, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. Prior to the Bank, Takiko held her professional experiences at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, and United Nations Development Programme. Born in Japan, Takiko received her B.A. in law from Hosei University, Tokyo, was an exchange student at Truman State University, Missouri, and earned her M.A. in International Development from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo.