Shwetlena Sabarwal

Researcher - Tanzania CRT
Shwetlena Sabarwal speaking at a conference

Shwetlena Sabarwal is a senior economist at the World Bank. She is a principal author for World Bank’s World Development Report 2019 on the ‘Changing Nature of Work’ and World Development Report 2018 on ‘Learning to Realize Education’s Promise’. She is a core team member for World Bank’s ‘Human Capital Index’. She has published in the areas of Education Economics and Labor Markets. In education, her research is on learning, effort, and incentives. In labor markets, her work has focused on entrepreneurship, gender, and networks. Shwetlena has led World Bank’s education engagement in Tanzania, Bangladesh, and Nepal. She has led multiple education and social protection impact evaluations in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. She holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2008.