Abha Prasad is the Program Leader for the Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) global practices for the Caribbean countries at the World Bank’s Latin America and Caribbean Region. In her current assignment she is responsible for advising the work program relating to macroeconomics, trade and investment, poverty, finance, competitiveness and innovation, and governance. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in developing countries and has worked across all regions of the World Bank, with extensive work in small states and subnationals.
Prior to this she was the lead debt specialist and the Program Manager for the World Bank’s Debt Management Facility. She was supporting the Bank’s debt management advisory and technical assistance work program. Before joining the World Bank, she was the Director with the Reserve Bank of India, managing as part of an expert team the debt of India’s central and 28 state governments. She was actively involved in providing policy advice for framing India’s fiscal responsibility legislation.
She holds a Master’s in Business Economics from the University of Delhi, India, and Master’s in Policy Management from Georgetown University, USA. Her publications among others include India’s state government debt, debt management in small states, operational risk management.