Abha Joshi-Ghani | World Bank Institute (WBI)

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Abha Joshi-Ghani

World Bank Institute

Abha Joshi-Ghani is the Director for Knowledge Exchange and Learning (WBIKL) at the World Bank Institute. Until recently she headed the World Bank’s Global Urban Development Practice where she oversaw the World Bank's work on Urban Policy and Strategy and Knowledge and Learning. She is also the Head of the Global Urbanization Knowledge Platform, a multi- partner initiative of the World Bank. She led the World Bank's Urban Strategy in 2010.

Ms. Joshi-Ghani is the Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Urbanization of the World Economic Forum. She is also the co-editor of the forth coming book "Rethinking Cities" with Professor Edward Glaeser.  She has worked primarily on infrastructure finance and urban development at the World Bank. Her regional experience in the World Bank includes South and East Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She holds an M.Phil from Oxford University, UK and a Masters from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and a Bachelors from Lady Sri Rama College, Delhi University.