Sarwat Jahan, a Bangladeshi national, joined the IMF in 2009 in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department before moving to the Asia and Pacific Department in 2016. Since joining the IMF, she has worked in a range of countries including China, the Dominican Republic, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and St. Kitts & Nevis. She was also the mission chief for Kiribati. Her extensive analytical work includes writing policy papers and guidance notes, as well as developing toolkits. Her research work focuses on cross-country issues including monetary policy, economic diversification, debt restructurings, the openness of the capital account, financial inclusion & development, digitalization, structural reforms, and challenges facing small states. Prior to joining the IMF, she worked at the World Bank where she evaluated country strategies for Brazil, Georgia, India, and Peru. She also taught at Tufts University. She holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Economics from the University of Dhaka and a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University.