Carolina Sánchez-Páramo is a Spanish national, is currently the Global Director of the Poverty and Equity Global Practice at the World Bank. Prior to this assignment, she was the Poverty and Equity GP Practice Manager in the Europe and Central Asia region. Carolina has worked on operations, policy advice and analytical activities in Eastern Europe, Latin America and South Asia, and was part of the core team working on the WDR2012, “Gender Equality and Development”. Her main areas of interest and expertise include labour economics, poverty and distributional analysis, gender equality and welfare impact of public policy. She has led reports on poverty and equity, labour markets and economic growth in several countries, as well as social sector operations. She has published articles in refereed journals and edited books on the topics described above. Carolina has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.