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Louise Cord

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Practice Manager in the Poverty Global Practice for the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean
Louise Cord is practice manager in the Poverty Global Practice for the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean Region, leading a diverse program on poverty, equity, and gender equality. Prior to her experience in Latin America, Louise was the poverty sector manager in the central unit of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, where previously she had been a lead economist working on pro-poor growth, aid effectiveness, rural poverty, and poverty reduction strategies in Africa. Before coming to the PREM Network, she worked for seven years in the Bank's rural development group of the Latin American and Caribbean Region on rural poverty, agricultural trade and price policy, and rural finance. She has published several articles and reports on poverty and agricultural policy in Mexico, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, and more recently on pro-poor growth, inequality, and political economy. She holds a PhD in development and economic policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, at Tufts University.
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