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Ambar Narayan

Lead Economist, Poverty

Ambar Narayan is a Lead Economist in the Poverty Global Practice of the World Bank Group. He focuses on policy analysis and research in micro development issues, such as inequality of opportunity, poverty and social impact analysis, impact evaluations, and the impact of economic shocks. 

During 2000-07, he worked in the South Asia region of the Bank on poverty analysis, public expenditures, social safety nets, impact assessment of natural disasters, and lending operations in a number of countries. He was one of the lead authors of Poverty Assessments for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the edited volumes “Breaking Down Poverty in Bangladesh” and “Knowing, When You Do not Know…”, and South Africa Economic Update, Focus on Inequality of Opportunity (August 2012).

He has also authored a number of scholarly articles and working papers, which reflect the eclectic mix of topics he has worked on over the years. He has a Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, and a Masters and PhD in Economics from Brown University.

  • Poverty
  • Social Protection and Labor