Luc Christiaensen is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He takes a keen interest in issues related to poverty and food security, the rural-urban transformation, and project impact evaluation. He has worked in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management and Sustainable Development Departments of the Africa and East Asia and Pacific Region. He was a core member of the 2008 World Development Report “Agriculture for Development” and a Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University-WIDER in Helsinki during 2009-2010. He has a PhD in agricultural economics from Cornell University.