Vyjayanti Desai

Program Manager, ID4D; World Bank Group
Vyjayanti Desai is the Program Manager for Identification for Development (ID4D), a global, multi-sectoral initiative of the World Bank Group. To enable access to services and rights for all, ID4D is supporting progress towards identification systems using 21st century solutions. The initiative is engaging with clients in approximately 30 countries, advancing thought leadership on the topic of good digital identity and convening partners to further shape the agenda with a shared vision.

Prior to joining the ID4D program, Vyjayanti was Lead Specialist with the World Bank Group’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice. She joined the World Bank Group in 2000 and has worked in Africa, East Asia and South Asia and worked on private participation in infrastructure and social sectors, small and medium enterprise development, investment climate and access to finance. She previously worked in Deloitte Emerging Markets on private and financial sector development.

Vyjayanti has a MBA in Finance from Wharton, Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and BA in International Relations from University of Pennsylvania.

Vyjayanti's Session:

Thursday, June 27 | 5:35 - 6:15 pm
Developing World Identity

Identiverse is exhilarating!

— Eve Maler