Saloni Shah

Principal Consultant

Based in the US

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Saloni is an experienced economic development consultant. She manages and provides technical expertise on projects across Triple Line's trade and industrialisation and private sector development portfolio.

Saloni is an economic development consultant with over eleven years of work experience in East Africa and South Asia in areas of trade and logistics, private sector development, industrial infrastructure, business environment reform, and PPPs. She has worked with governments, industry associations and donors to design programmes aimed at creating jobs and promoting sustainable trade and investment.

She has a strong focus on applying research-driven and analytical methods to design impactful and implementable programs and strategies. Her clients include the World Bank, FCDO, GIZ, UNIDO, TMEA, Trade & Development Bank, multinationals such as BASF and Amazon India, and state and national governments in India.

At Triple Line, Saloni leads and executes projects in trade and industrial infrastructure, and offers her expertise in financial and economic modelling, project appraisal, conducting cost-benefit analysis and estimating economic rate of returns, application of Input-Output Tables (IOTs) to assess regional and global value chains, and among others. 

She carried out feasibility studies for TMEA’s Trade & Logistics Clusters (TLCs) in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda; and conducted due diligence of a private equity investment in cold chain infrastructure in Kenya. More recently, she led the evaluation of a 500M$ urban development program in Ethiopia, which was funded by World Bank; developed a toolkit to quantitatively assess the demand for and supply of industrial land in Yangon Region in Myanmar; designed the 8M€ Sustainable Energy for Smallholder Farmers Programme in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda which is funded by IKEA Foundation and implemented by GIZ and SNV; mapped opportunities for SEZs and designed a strategy for developing SEZs in Somalia. 

Saloni holds an MSc in Finance (Economic Policy) from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Country Experience

Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia (desk based), South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
Bangladesh, India, Japan, Myanmar (desk based), South Korea
United States