Mr. Ravshan Sobirzoda is a Central Asia Economic Adviser at the U.K. Department for International Development. Prior to this position, Mr. Sobirzoda was a Managing Director at Inculerate LLP, a global investment holding group based in Kazakhstan. He was also consultant on economic development and private sector development for the Asian Development Bank and International Finance Corporation in Tajikistan. He also served as a Country Officer and Country Economist at the World Bank Tajikistan Country Office, an Economic Adviser at the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan, a Senior Lecturer at the School of International Economics and Law at the Tajik State University of Commerce, and a Board Member of the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation-Tajikistan. Mr. Sobirzoda holds a Diploma in International Economic Relations from the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Service, Dushanbe, Tajikistan (2003), a MS in Development Economics from the University of Manchester, UK (2005) and a MA in International Affairs from Ohio University (2008). He has also conducted academic research in Sustainable Human Development (2008) and Work and Inequality in a Global Economy (2009) at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He received professional training from Harvard University, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University and other universities in the U.S. and Europe.