Aleksandra Liaplina joined the World Bank Group in 2013, and is based in Washington DC. She specializes in Infrastructure Investment and Finance, as well as Digital Development. Aleksandra is the co-author of recently published “Reaping Digital Dividends” report, and has contributed to a number of World Bank publications surrounding the economics of infrastructure, regional integration, trade, sustainable development, as well as the role of regulation and policies in attracting private and institutional investor 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 & Central Asia, and leveraging donor partnerships and client engagements. She was also involved in designing and launching of the Impact Evaluation Program in the Transport and Information & Communications Technology (ICT). Previously, Aleksandra was at Intel Corporation, working across sector development, the Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development where she was involved in Russia’s World Trade Organization (WTO) accession process, the UN and other organizations. Aleksandra is a Fulbright Scholar with a dual Master’s Degree in International Development Policy from the Georgetown University, and in Economics (International Trade) from St. Petersburg State University. She is a recipient of various scholarships, certificates and awards.