Senior Economist, Social Protection and Labor Global Practice, World Bank
Indhira Santos is a Senior Economist at the World Bank. Currently, she is part of the World Development Report (“Internet for Development”) team. She is part of the Social Protection and Labor Global Practice. Before the WDR assignment, she worked in the Europe and Central Asia Region. She specializes on labor market issues and skills development for employment. Previously, she worked on similar issues in the South Asia Region. She joined the Bank in 2009 through the Young Professionals Program. Between 2007 and 2009, she was a Research Fellow at Bruegel, a European policy think-tank in Brussels. Previously, she was Researcher at the economic research center of PUCMM University and worked for the Ministry of Finance. She has also worked for the central Bank of Turkey. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, with a specialization in economic development and public economics.