Dr. Swarnim Wagle, Member

Swarnim Waglé chairs the Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS), a South Asian think-tank (est. 1979) in Kathmandu. He is an international development professional with over 20 years of experience, including as the Chief Economic Advisor at UNDP Asia-Pacific in New York and Senior Economist at The World Bank in Washington, D.C. Between 2014 and 2018, he served the National Planning Commission of Nepal for three years, first as a member and then as vice-chair. Waglé holds a doctorate in economics from the Australian National University and a master’s in international development from Harvard.