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Asad Sami is a research associate at the Center for Global Development. His latest publication analyzes trends in foreign private investment in low-income countries. Right now, he is working on analyzing financial structure, policy, and key players influencing transactions and trends in public-private infrastructure investment in Africa and other developing regions. More broadly, Sami provides analytical and organizational support to CGD’s Sustainable Development Finance program, and has contributed to research in domestic resource mobilization, role of development finance institutions in mobilizing private finance and achieving greater development impact, and debt in low-income countries. He holds a master’s in economics from New York University where he also served briefly as a teaching fellow. He has previously interned at the World Bank, Development Academy of the Philippines, and International Growth Center.

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