ADB's Education Experts

Building human capital and a skilled labor force

Brajesh Panth

Brajesh Panth

Mr. Panth coordinates ADB's strategic support for Asia and the Pacific region's education sector development. He provides technical advice on ADB's strategies for new business opportunities, portfolio management, and mentors education sector project teams in designing and implementing innovative education projects. Before moving to the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, he worked in Central Asia and South Asia Departments including in the Bangladesh Resident Mission in processing, administering and coordinating education projects and technical assistance projects and in managing knowledge products. Mr. Panth brought a wealth of experience from World Bank where he supervised operations in the areas of education and functioned as the main advisor on the education sector in Nepal responsible for administering programs at all levels of education.

Karina Veal

Karina Veal

Ms. Veal provides strategic and technical advice across ADBs growing education sector operations to assist developing countries meet their education priorities. She focuses on innovative solutions to emerging issues such as 'blended' learning, effective industry engagement, and public-private sharing of educational facilities. Before joining ADB in 2012, Ms. Veal operated an independent consultancy practice in education for development, working with UN and bilateral agencies. Prior to that she held a variety of public policy leadership and advisory roles.

Tania Rajadel

Tania Rajadel

Ms. Rajadel provides strategic knowledge and support to education operations across ADB. Her particular areas of expertise are post-basic education, skills gaps, and employment. Ms. Rajadel offers policy advice to countries seeking to improve the labor market relevance of their education and training systems. Prior to joining ADB, she was a consultant for the World Bank, where she managed the STEP Skills Measurement project, a program evaluating skills mismatches in low and middle-income countries.

Education Sector Group

Plans and monitors ADB's support to the sector, conducts analytical studies on education issues, and promotes interagency coordination in education development to achieve universal access to education in Asia and related issues.

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