Abha Joshi-Ghani

Acting Vice President, Leadership Learning and Innovation, World Bank Group

chairs the World Bank Group’s Learning Board and heads the Innovation Labs, Collaborative Leadership for Development, South - South Knowledge Exchange & Organizational Knowledge Strengthening and Client Learning, including the World Bank’s Open Learning Campus. Before joining LLI in 2012, she headed the World Bank’s Urban Development Anchor where she oversaw the work on Urban Policy and Strategy, and Knowledge and Learning. She is the co-editor with Edward Glaeser of the book “The Urban Imperative: Towards Competitive Cities” (OUP, 2014). She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on “Future of Cities”. Since joining the Bank in 1990, she has worked primarily on infrastructure finance and urban development at the World Bank. Her regional experience includes South and East Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She holds an M.Phil from Oxford University, UK, Masters from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, and a Bachelors from Lady Sri Rama College, Delhi University.