Jazira Asanova has over 20 years of experience, including 15 years with ADB as staff in East Asia Department, Central and West Asia Department, South Asia Department, and Strategy, Policy and Review Department (SPD). In SPD, she led development of ADB’s corporate results frameworks for 2017-2020 and 2019-2024. Jazira designed and implemented investment projects in the education sector in the People’s Republic of China, Mongolia, Central Asia, and Caucuses and in South Asia Department, she leads knowledge management and capacity development initiatives. Prior to ADB, Jazira held lecturer positions at the University of Toronto, Canada. She has published book chapters and articles on educational reform in developing countries in peer reviewed journals. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from Hofstra University, New York, and has undertaken graduate study in comparative and international education at Columbia University, New York.