Reehana Raza is a development economist with over fifteen years of experience as a practitioner, researcher, research manager, and teacher in the areas of economics of education and development economics. Currently, she is employed as a senior human development economist in the Education Global Practice of The World Bank where she focuses on skills development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this, Dr. Raza was the the founding member and first director of IDEAS. She has also been an assistant professor of economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan.
Dr. Raza has previously also worked on a four-year UK DFID funded research project on the economics of tertiary education in South Asia. Additionally, she has consulted for the Asian Development Bank (ADB), The World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), USAID, and other bi-lateral agencies. Dr. Raza is a former Commonwealth Scholarship winner and has obtained a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College as well as a Masters of Philosophy in Development Economics and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Cambridge.