Eliana is a Senior Economist at the World Bank Jobs Group, in the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, where she works with national governments and external partner organizations in the design and impact evaluation of multi-sectoral jobs pilot projects. Eliana joined the World Bank in 2011 as Young Professional, and served as Country Poverty Economist for Ethiopia and as Technical Adviser for the Africa Gender Innovation Lab, an impact evaluation group at the Africa Chief Economist Office.
Eliana holds a PhD in Political Economy from Harvard University Department of Economics, and an MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School. Her fields of interest are development, labor and demographic economics. She has conducted work on a number of countries in South Asia, East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.