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Vyjayanti Desai

Vyjayanti Desai

Vyjayanti Desai Practice Manager SAR and ID4D-G2Px, World Bank engagement on DPI

Vyjayanti Desai* is both the Practice Manager of the World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) and Digitizing Government to Person Payments (G2Px) initiative, two global, multi-sectoral initiatives, as well as the Practice Manager of Digital Development, South Asia.
— ID4D and G2Px initiatives support progress towards trusted and inclusive identification systems and digitization of G2P programs with broader goals of financial and social inclusion, women’s empowerment and greater individual agency.

Vyjayanti joined the World Bank Group in 2000 and has worked on a range of private and financial sector development programs across both the World Bank and IFC advisory and across several regions — Africa, East Asia and South Asia. The programs she has led, working with client countries, has spanned topics of small and medium enterprise development (SME), competitiveness and innovation, digital development, investment climate policy and regulatory reforms, and access to finance.

The event is a seminal effort at bringing together all 15 West African countries that makeup ECOWAS to discuss and showcase their efforts at engendering digital economies in the sub-region.

Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.
31st January to 1st February, 2023
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