Kapil, Natasha

Kapil, Natasha
Senior Private Sector Development Specialist

Natasha Kapil is a Senior Private Sector Development Specialist in the World Bank Group's Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice. She focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and competitiveness policy broadly speaking and has coauthored several strategic national and regional studies in ECA including on reforming public research and development institutes and building more efficient innovation systems. Natasha recently led the review of Poland’s Smart Growth Operational Program Review, evaluating the blueprint for the Euro 10Billion that Poland is about to spend on building the innovation ecosystem in the coming decade. Natasha has supported capacity development of national agencies in Central Asia, new EU member states, the Balkans and Latin America and designed programs and financial instruments for startups and technological entrepreneurship. She has supported the establishment of the Serbia Innovation Fund and designing flagship financial instruments for Poland’s National Center for R&D....