Labor Market Economist, World Bank
Rita K. Almeida is an Economist at the Human Development Social protection Unit of the World Bank. Between 2003 and 2006, she worked at the Development Economics Research Department of the World Bank. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked as analyst in an investment bank and taught at the Portuguese Catholic University, in Lisbon. A native of Portugal, she holds a MA degree in Economics from the Portuguese Catholic University and a Ph. D in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain. She is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour (ZA) since 2006. Rita has published several academic articles in labor economics, development and international economics. At the World Bank, she is currently leading work on the design and implementation of skills development policies, and on activation and graduation policies in the developing and emerging economies. She is also an impact evaluation specialist of employment and social programs.
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