Amir Jilani
Social Sector Economist, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

Amir joined ADB through the Young Professionals Program in 2018. He has extensive experience in the design, development, and evaluation of social protection, human development, and women’s empowerment projects. He provides analytical, technical, and operational support to ADB-wide social protection initiatives and promotes the use of rigorous evidence to inform country partnership strategies and knowledge and operational lending assignments. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Finance from the Australian National University and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University.

Case Study

A pilot project in the Philippines gives livelihood support and coaching to poor households, which helped them cope better with the COVID-19 crisis.