Naheed Sarabi is a visiting fellow at the Center for Sustainable Development housed within the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. She is also an independent consultant and a development practitioner with over ten years of experience in development policy and planning. Naheed previously served as the Deputy Minister for Policy at the Ministry of Finance in the government of the Republic of Afghanistan. She served as a board member of Open Society Afghanistan before the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul in August 2021. After leaving government, Naheed served as Assistant Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Program in Kabul. She is also a commissioner at the International Commission for Inclusive Peace and at the Principles for Peace initiative. Naheed holds an M.A. in Development Management from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, and a M.A. in Applied Economics from Western Michigan University, USA.