Homi Kharas is a senior fellow and Deputy Director for the Global Economy and Development Program. Formerly a Chief Economist in the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank, Homi Kharas currently studies policies and trends influencing developing countries, including aid to poor countries, the emergence of a middle class, the food crisis and global governance and the G20. His most recent co-authored books are Getting to Scale (Brookings Press, 2013), After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Catalyzing Development: A New Vision for Aid (Brookings Press, 2011).
Dr. Kharas has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
Hasaan Khawar is a senior international development and public policy professional. He is a former civil servant belonging to Pakistan Administrative Service. With diverse experience in a mix of public and private sectors, he has worked on multi-disciplinary projects across many countries in Asia. He is a regular contributor to leading national dailies and writes on public policy issues. He has done his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, USA. With other academic qualifications in engineering and training in law, his key skills include governance & institutional development; economic growth & private sector development; and monitoring & evaluation in the context of public sector reforms, planning, policy formulation & service delivery.
Asim Ijaz Khwaja
Asim Ijaz Khwaja is the Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Co-Director of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD). His areas of interest include economic development, finance, education, political economy, institutions, and contract theory/mechanism design. Asim Khwaja's research combines extensive fieldwork, rigorous empirical analysis, and microeconomic theory to answer questions that are motivated by and engage with policy.
Dr. Khwaja has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
William Peter Mako
William Peter Mako worked with the World Bank from 1997 to 2014 in Turkey, South Korea and Indonesia among others. While working at the Bank, he advised on public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Jordan and capital market development in Egypt, and negotiated related conditions for development policy loans in both countries (2008 – 2014). He also advised financial supervisors and ministry of finance officials on corporate sector restructuring during financial crises in South Korea (1998), Thailand (1998), Indonesia (2000), Turkey (2001), and Argentina (2002), including as part of International Monetary Fund (IMF) missions. He is currently a Professor at Kyung Hee University, Graduate School of Pan- Pacific International Studies.
Mako graduated from Yale University with an MBA.