Zeljka Sedlo is an IDA economist in the Strategy and Operations Unit of the World Bank’s Development Finance Vice Presidency. She works on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Finance Policy (SDFP) and supports the implementation of performance and policy actions (PPAs) in several Eastern and Southern African countries. She is also responsible for outreach activities with creditors with respect to the Program of Creditor Outreach on a regional and country level, and serves as the IDA focal point for Gender and Development special theme.
Prior to joining the IDA team, Zeljka worked in the Macro Trade and Investment (MTI) Macro and Debt Analytics Unit on Debt Sustainability Analysis for low-income countries (LIC DSA). She delivered debt management technical assistance (LIC DSA, Reform Plan, DeMPA) in regional training hubs (Joint Vienna Institute and WAIFEM) and during Macro Trade and Investment (MTI) Forums. Finally, she was engaged in monitoring and reporting on the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI).
Zeljka brings extensive experience from the International Monetary Fund and Central Bank of Croatia where she was engaged in macroeconomic policy dialogue. Her interests include research of debt and fiscal vulnerabilities in low-income countries and application of fiscal sustainability framework. She holds a Master’s in International Development and Bachelor’s in Economics, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland.