Sharmini Coorey is Director of the Institute for Capacity Development and Director of the IMF Institute. Before heading the Institute, Ms. Coorey was Deputy Director in the IMF’s African Department. Ms. Coorey has also worked in the IMF’s European Department, Asian Department, Western Hemisphere Department and the Policy Development and Review Department. Her experience includes work on surveillance and Fund-supported programs in a range of industrial and emerging economies. Ms. Coorey holds a Ph.D. and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University. She has published papers on inflation and economic growth in transition and developing countries and edited a book on managing the oil wealth of the CEMAC region.