Shraddha Gautam

Shraddha Gautam is an international macroeconomics and development specialist with expertise in international trade, investment, industrial and fiscal policy. She holds a masters’ degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an undergraduate degree in Economics (Hons.) from the University of Delhi.


She joined the World Bank Group as a Consultant-Economist in 2020 where she assisted the Macroeconomics Trade and Investment team in conducting the annual Public Expenditure Review. She was involved in analyzing spending allocations of local and provincial governments and determining their revenue potential. She was also engaged in coordinating the Economic Growth and Private Sector technical working group that closely monitors and advocates to build support for key structural reforms in promoting inclusive growth in Nepal.


She has extensive experience working with government institutions. As a Program and Research Associate at Daayitwa, she worked closely with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies to address policy gaps in the entrepreneurial eco-system and domestic youth (un)employment in Nepal and has contributed to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security’s (MoLESS) research initiatives aimed at promoting the dignity of labor. She is the co-author of a flagship report on ‘Political Economy of Domestic Youth Employment’. Prior to this, Shraddha was involved in providing research support to the Pocket Area Development program, a Poverty Alleviation Fund initiative.