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Abhishek Saurav

Abhishek Saurav, an Indian national, is a Senior Economist with the Global Investment Climate Unit of the World Bank Group’s Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice. He leads policy research on foreign direct investment (FDI) and initiatives to shape the investment climate and competitiveness agenda in developing countries.

He leads global research to investigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on MNEs in developing countries and the Global Investment Competitiveness survey 2021 to investigate the “Future of FDI” in key sectors. His research investigates the contributions of FDI on jobs in developing countries and the pathways to increase investment for environmentally sustainable private sector growth. 

He holds a doctorate in Public Policy and Public Administration from the George Washington University, master’s degree in public policy from the George Mason University, and bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Delhi, India.