Vikas Choudhary

Senior Economist
, World Bank
Profile / Bio: 

Vikas Choudhary is Senior Economist at the World Bank, based in Jakarta, and leading the agricultural work program in Indonesia and Timor Leste. Prior to this, he was based in Ethiopia and led the agriculture team working in Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Eritrea. His interest areas are the food systems approach, climate-smart agriculture, value chains, and agribusiness development, digital disruption in agriculture, resilience, and agriculture and rural development policy reforms. Prior to joining the Bank, he was Director, of Global Economic Development at the Centre of High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). He started his career with the Government of Rajasthan, India, and subsequently worked with CARE-India; set up a USAID agribusiness project; and co-founded a felt export business. He holds a Ph.D. in Development Anthropology and a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University, USA, and a Management degree from the Indian Institute of Forestry Management, India.