Gladys Lopez-Acevedo is a Lead Economist at the World Bank in the Chief Economist’s Office for the South Asia Region (SARCE) working in the areas of welfare, gender, conflict, and jobs. Her analytical work includes Shared Prosperity in South Asia Labor Markets; Tailor Made: Expanding South Asia Apparel Exports; Building Better Policies: Evidence Based Policy; Conflict and Poverty in Afghanistan’s Transition; and Sewing Success: Welfare after the End of the Multi-Fibre Arrangements (MFA). Gladys was Senior Economist in the World Bank Central Vice-Presidency PREM and in the Latin America Region at the World Bank managing a portfolio on evaluation, fragility, and poverty. Her research interests include poverty, labor markets, and evaluation, and she has published extensively in these areas in academic and policy journals. Gladys has ample experience working with and providing technical assistance to developing countries on labor markets, skills, poverty, and evaluation. She is a fellow in leading global knowledge institutions such as PEP, IDRC, LACEA, and 3IE. Prior to joining the World Bank, she held high-level positions in the Government of Mexico, including Adviser to the Vice Minister of Finance and Deputy Director in the Ministry of Economy. Gladys has been an associate professor at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and a research fellow at the University of Virginia. She holds a BA in Economics from ITAM, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia.