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Shwetlena Sabarwal

Senior Economist in the World Bank at World Bank Group

About Me

Shwetlena Sabarwal is a senior economist in the World Bank. She is one of the principle authors for the World Development Report 2019 on the ‘Changing Nature of Work’ and of World Development Report 2018 on ‘Learning to Realize Education’s Promise’. She has published in the areas of Education Economics and Labor Markets. In education, her research is on learning, effort, and incentives. In labor markets, her work has focused on entrepreneurship, gender, and networks. Shwetlena has led World Bank’s education engagement in Tanzania, Bangladesh, and Nepal. She has 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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