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Sjamsu Rahardja

Sjamsu Rahardja

Resident Representative

Sjamsu Rahardja is currently a Senior Country Economist and a Resident Representative for the World Bank in Mauritius and Seychelles. 

He joined the World Bank in 2005 as a consultant for the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) unit of East Asia region where he worked on investment climate and international trade issues.

In 2007, he worked in Indonesia and became a Senior Economist and led policy dialogue on trade and competitiveness and a program on Development Policy Financing.  In 2014 he became a Senior Economist for the World Bank in Myanmar, where he worked closely with the IFC to implement the Multi-Donor Trust Fund’s advisory and analytical program.  

In 2019, Sjamsu Rahardja became a Senior Country Economist for Kazakhstan based in Astana. There, he led a Development Policy Financing program, an analytical work on Public Finance Review, and contributed to the first round of the Bank’s Climate Change Development Report.

Prior to joining the Bank, he worked as a research assistant at International Food and Policy and Research Institute and was a visiting researcher at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

He has a Ph.D. in economics from Georgetown University and a Masters degree from Cornell University. He has a wife and two children.