Vyjayanti Desai is the Program Manager for Identification for Development (ID4D), a multi-sectoral initiative of the World Bank Group, integrating approaches across the following Global Practices and departments: Transport & ICT, Social Protection and Labor, Finance and Markets, Governance, Health Nutrition Population, Development Economics Data, and Gender. Vyjayanti is focused on scaling up and operationalizing the ID4D initiative and collaborating with key external partners. Prior to joining the ID4D program, she was Lead Private Sector Development Specialist with the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice. She joined the World Bank Group (WBG) in 2000 and spent time working on World Bank and IFC advisory programs in Africa, East Asia and South Asia as well as in global roles. Within the WBG, she has shaped many cross-departmental and inter-WBG programs, actively working to develop a unified agenda and designing integrated multi-sectoral solutions on a range of topics.