Speaker Bio

Shwetlena Sabarwal is a Senior Economist in the Education Global Practice of the World Bank. She was a senior author for the World Development Report 2018 on ‘Learning to Realize Education’s Promise’. She is currently a senior author for the World Development Report 2019 on ‘The Changing Nature of Work’. She works in the areas of Education Economics and Labor Markets. In education, her research is on teacher and student effort, results-based financing, and private schools. In labor markets, her work has focused on entrepreneurship, public works, and the role of networks. Shwetlena has led World Bank’s education engagement in Tanzania, Bangladesh, and Nepal. She has also led multiple education impact evaluations in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Uganda, and Tanzania. She holds a PhD in Applied Economics from University of Minnesota in 2008.

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