Aleksandra Liaplina is an Economist in the World Bank Group, which she joined in 2013, and is based in Washington, D.C. She specializes in infrastructure investment and finance, and has contributed to a number of World Bank publications surrounding the economics of infrastructure, as well as the role of regulation and policies in attracting private and institutional capital in infrastructure investments. She has been managing a portfolio of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects under a program with the European Commission; providing policy and regulatory advisory services; participating in investment operations in Africa and Europe, and leveraging donor partnerships and client engagements. She was also involved in designing and launching the new Impact Evaluation program in the Transport and Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Global Practice.
Previously, Ms. Liaplina was at Intel Corporation, where she worked across sector development; Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development, where she was involved in Russia’s World Trade Organization (WTO) accession process; the United Nations; and other organizations. She is a Fulbright Scholar with a dual Master’s Degree in International Development Policy from Georgetown University and in Economics from St. Petersburg State University.