Vishal Gujadhur oversees country finance efforts for the Development Policy and Finance team and is based in the foundation’s Washington, D.C., office. He leads a group that addresses how countries raise, spend, and allocate resources—and how they deal with debt, national planning and budgeting, and digital public finance.
Before joining the foundation, Vishal worked at Standard Chartered Bank. He helped establish the bank’s public-sector group, which provides advisory services and financing solutions to entities such as developing country ministries of finance, central banks, and multilateral development banks. His clients included two West African ministries of finance, African and Asian central banks, and the World Bank.
Earlier, he worked in Liberia as an advisor to the finance minister at the U.S. Treasury’s Office of International Affairs as an international economist, with the People’s Bank of China, and at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. He has an MPA in international development from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University.
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