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Ilyas Sarsenov

Ilyas Sarsenov

Senior Economist, The World Bank


Ilyas is the Country Economist of the World Bank in Papua New Guinea (PNG), based in Port Moresby. Ilyas joined the PNG team in mid-2018. He covers macro-fiscal policy dialogue with the government and the Bank of Papua New Guinea.

Ilyas leads an economic team producing semi-annual PNG Economic Updates and preparing policy-based lending to the government of PNG. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2003, Ilyas worked as a fiscal economist in Kazakhstan, as part of the Fiscal Reform Project operated by KPMG/BearingPoint.


Economic Update on Papua New Guinea — Day 1 (19 August)