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Sona Shrestha

Deputy Director General, Independent Evaluation Department (IED)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Sona Shrestha

Sona Shrestha is Deputy Director General of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) of the Asian Development Bank.  Previously Sona served as ADB’s Assistant Secretary, Director for Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade in the Southeast Regional Department, Deputy Country Director for Indonesia, and Principal Country Economist for the Philippines. 

Sona has extensive operations experience, primarily in the areas macroeconomic management, crisis recovery response, private sector and financial sector development, and public financial management across several countries in Central West, South Asia and Southeast Asia regions.

Sona joined ADB in 2003 from the Reserve Bank of Australia in Sydney.  Sona has a doctorate in Economics from the University of California and a BA in Economics from Smith College. 

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