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Sukhdeep Brar

Senior Education Specialist Former IAS (Department of Education, Economic Counselor in the Indian Embassy - Washington DC), World Bank, Asian Development Bank

Sukhdeep Brar is a former Indian Administrative Services officer, who served in Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Department of Education. She also served as Economic Counselor in the Embassy of India in Washington, DC, with responsibility for liaison on economic policy with the U.S. government and promoting investment in India. Ms. Brar, a senior education specialist, has been with the World Bank since January 2009. She was based in Uganda until January 2013 where she managed the Bank’s education portfolio. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was Principal Education Specialist with the Asian Development Bank based in Manila, the Philippines. She now works as a freelance consultant. Ms. Brar has worked in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Cambodia, Malaysia, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, and Nigeria. Ms. Brar holds two master’s degrees from Cornell University.