This lecture will draw on the World Banks' work on decentralization in Brazil to draw lessons on how to improve the effectiveness of public expenditure at the sub national level in India.
Deborah L Wetzel is the Senior Director, Governance Global Practice, World Bank. Prior to that, she led the World Bank’s Brazil program as Country Director and served as the World Bank Group President’s Chief of Staff. She also was Director for Governance and Public Sector in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) anchor, and held other posts in the Bank including Sector Manager for the Economic Policy Group and for the Public Sector Group in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region, and Lead Economist and PREM Sector Leader in Brazil for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCR). Deborah joined the Bank in 1986 as a consultant and joined the Young Professional's program in 1993. She holds a PhD from Oxford University.