Sameer Khatiwada
Senior Public Management Economist, Public Sector Management and Governance Sector Office, Sectors Group, Asian Development Bank

Sameer leads the preparation and implementation of loans and technical assistance projects in the area of public resource management. Prior to his current role, he was with the Southeast Asia Department, working in the areas of education, skills development, social protection, and jobs. He worked for the ILO for close to 10 years. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.

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Policy Brief

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