Shabnam Sinha

Lead Education Specialist, India, World Bank, India

Shabnam Sinha is lead education specialist, India in the World Bank Group based in the India Country Office. She leads the World Bank's India education program in the skills development, school education, and teacher education sectors. In her role, she researches education and its return on investment; performance-based financing, teacher performance and incentives; skills development and labor markets, looking also at the role the private sector and governments are playing in promoting skill development and training, as well as micro, small, and medium sized enterprises' contributions in advancing women's labor force participation. She leads the World Bank's support to the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (Govt. of India), the Skill India Mission Operation that proposes to strengthen national and state institutional mechanisms, quality assurance systems for provision of market relevant skills and initiate public private partnerships. She also supports the new program of the Government of India and largest education program in the world, Samagra Shiksha (formerly known as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan); leads the World Bank's program on teacher education, and designed the Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar (World Bank support-$ 250 million) operation for the state of Bihar. Prior to joining the World Bank, Shabnam was chief executive officer, public private partnership (PPP) education in a large private sector company and senior program management specialist (education) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in New Delhi.


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