Cordula Rastogi, Senior Transport Economist is one of the Global Leads on “Connecting to Markets and Opportunities”, working with the Transport and ICT and Trade and Competitiveness Global Practices. She has more than 15 years of project management experience with strong analytical skills to deliver policy-relevant solutions to clients and advise them on strategic investments and policy changes in the area of connectivity, transportation, and logistics. She has a track-record to work effectively with clients on World Bank-supported lending and non-lending transport and logistics projects in a number of countries in East Asia and Pacific, South Asia, Africa and Europe and Central Asia. Her recent work in Central Asia led to a renewed engagement with governments, including a regional connectivity program. In her role of Global Lead, she is advancing analytical work on global trade connectivity, and contributing to strategic country work on domestic connectivity in China, India, Indonesia among others. She holds a PhD and authored the recently published book on “The Eurasian Connection: Supply Chain Efficiency along the Modern Silk Route through Central Asia”.