By leveraging new technology, the Philippines can pave the way for sustainable and jobs-rich growth in business process outsourcing.
Sameer is an economist who leads preparation and implementation of ADB loans and technical assistance projects in the areas of education, skills development, social protection and jobs. Prior to joining ADB operations in Southeast Asia, he was with the Macroeconomic Division of the Research Department at ADB. His research interest is spread across areas such as impact of technology on employment, innovation and structural transformation, industrial policy, enterprise dynamics and impact of COVID-19 pandemic on labor markets. Before joining the ADB in 2017, he spent close to 10 years at the International Labor Organization. A Nepali national, he holds a PhD in Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva and has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. Follow him on Twitter: @Khatiwada_S
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