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Jyoti Shukla is Director of the World Bank’s Infrastructure and Urban Hub in Singapore. The Singapore hub focuses primarily on improving infrastructure services and promoting smart urban development through public-private sector partnerships. Ms Shukla joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1994 and has since held multiple positions, largely in the area of public-private partnerships in infrastructure. Her most recent position in the Bank Group has been as Director of the Global Water Practice. She has also led various WBG programmes in infrastructure, including as Senior Manager of the Water and Sanitation Programme, as Sector Manager for Energy in South Asia, and as Programme Manager for the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility. The World Bank offers development financing to governments and also advises governments on key policy and institutional issues to incorporate financial, economic and environmental sustainability in their policy interventions. Ms Shukla holds masters’ degrees from the Delhi School of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Before joining the World Bank, she held a faculty position at Princeton University and worked with a development consulting firm in India.