Sailesh Tiwari


Sailesh Tiwari is a Senior Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. He is currently based in Jakarta where he leads and coordinates the country work program on poverty and inequality in Indonesia.

Prior to joining the Indonesia office, he led the World Bank poverty engagements in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Yemen and Nepal. His work at the World Bank has focused on diagnostic and policy research at the nexus between growth, poverty and inequality, particularly inequality of opportunity, economic and social mobility and labor markets.

He is co-author of Uneven Odds, Unequal Outcomes: Inequality of Opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa and From Reformer to Performer: A Systematic Country Diagnostic for Georgia. A native of Nepal, Sailesh holds a PhD in Economics from Brown University, an MSc. in Financial Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Economics from Connecticut College.