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Agnes Surry, Senior Capacity Building and Training Economist

Agnes Surry

Agnes Surry, Senior Capacity Building and Training Economist

She joined the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) as a Senior Capacity Building and Training Economist in September 2022.

Her areas of interest include development and public finance, aid effectiveness, climate change adaptation, gender equality, social policies, fiscal policies, public debt sustainability, resource mobilization, and country risk analysis.

She is seconded from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), where she worked in the Strategy, Policy, and Partnerships Department for more than 6 years. As senior planning and policy specialist, she supported policy work including country classification processes to determine access to concessional finance and reforms to provide better solutions to ADB developing member countries.

She led the replenishment of the Asian Development Fund 13 in 2020, which is the main ADB grant facility.

Prior to joining ADB, she worked at the African Development Bank as a resource mobilization expert and at the Treasury of France as a social economist and policy analyst.

She has a master’s degree in international economics (development) and bachelor’s degrees in econometrics and social sciences from Sciences Po Paris and École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France.