Megha Mukim is a senior economist, team lead for Competitive Cities, and author of the flagship report “Competitive Cities for Jobs and Growth” at the World Bank Group. She works on issues of urban development and competitiveness, and has experience working in high and middle-income (Malaysia, Mauritius, South Africa, China), low-income (Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Philippines, Rwanda Tanzania), and fragile and conflict-affected (Burundi, South Sudan, Sudan) countries. She has several years of research and professional experience in the field of trade, economic geography, industrial development, and poverty. She has taught topics in development at the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C., and at Columbia University in New York. She has a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, and her graduate degrees are from the universities of London and Cambridge. Her professional experience has been accumulated at the U.S. International Trade Commission, World Trade Organization, World Health Organization, and at Yale and Columbia University.