Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Homi Kharas is a senior fellow in the Centre for Sustainable Development, housed in the Global Economy and Development programme at Brookings. In that capacity, he studies policies and trends influencing developing countries, including aid to poor countries, the emergence of the middle class, and global governance and the G-20.
He has served as the lead author and executive secretary of the secretariat supporting the High-Level Panel, co-chaired by President Sirleaf, President Yudhoyono and Prime Minister Cameron, advising the UN Secretary General on the post-2015 development agenda (2012-2013).
Prior to joining Brookings, Dr Kharas spent 26 years at the World Bank, serving for seven years as Chief Economist for the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific region and Director for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, Finance and Private Sector Development, responsible for the Bank’s advice on structural and economic policies, fiscal issues, debt, trade, governance, and financial markets.