Dr. Waglé is the Chairman of the Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS), a South Asian policy think tank established in Kathmandu in 1979.
Between 2014 and 2018 Dr. Waglé served the National Planning Commission (NPC) in the Government of Nepal for three years, first as Member and then as Vice-Chair (with rank equivalent to minister). He has worked as an international development professional for more than 15 years on policy assignments in over 20 countries, most recently as Senior Economist at The World Bank in Washington, DC. Dr. Waglé sits on the Senate of Kathmandu University and advises several non-profit organizations. He is a member of the World Bank’s South Asia Championing and Visioning Process, and a member of the South Asia Governing Council of Future Earth.
Swarnim Waglé holds a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University, an MPA in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard University, and a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics.