Sarwat Jahan is a Senior Economist in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department. Since joining the IMF, she has worked on a range of countries with IMF supported programs including Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and St. Kitts and Nevis. She was also in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy and Review Department where she worked on policy papers and guidance notes as well as developed toolkits focusing on frontier and developing economies and small states. Her research work focuses on several cross-country issues including monetary policy, growth strategies, debt restructurings, openness of the capital account, financial inclusion & development, and challenges facing small states. Her recent analytical work focuses on the economic impact of digitalization. Prior to joining the IMF, she worked at the World Bank evaluating country strategies in Brazil, Georgia, India, and Peru. She also taught at Tufts University. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Dhaka and a Ph.D in Economics from Cornell University.

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