Azusa Sato is the social sector specialist of Southeast Asia Department at Asian Development Bank. Azusa’s areas of interest include social protection, health financing, health security, and higher education. Based in Jakarta, her work in Indonesia includes support to the conditional cash transfer and food assistance programs and helping universities strengthen their capacity for teaching and research, including work on the SDGs. She previously worked in the Greater Mekong Subregion. She completed her BA in Economics at Cambridge University and masters in Demography and Development and PhD in Health Policy at the London School of Economics.