Raian has been a part of Enabling the Business of Agriculture team since October 2013. He leads the development of regulatory indicators for access to finance topic. Prior to joining the team, Raian was part of the Doing Business team at the World Bank Group where he led the Employing Workers indicator. Before joining the World Bank Group he worked at ActionAid International where he conducted research on Policy Coherence for Development. He also worked for the Office of International Affairs of the regional government of Tuscany as an advisor on Aid Effectiveness. In 2007 Raian worked in India on a development project by LAMA development cooperation agency. He holds a master's degree in Development Economics and a bachelor's degree in Economic Development and International Cooperation from the University of Florence. Raian speaks Italian and Farsi and conversant in French and Spanish.