Paola Buitrago Hernandez is an Economist Consultant at the World Bank’s Poverty Global Practice. She has worked on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia regions. Before joining the WBG, she worked at the IADB’s Gender and Diversity Division and for the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (2013-2016). She has also worked for the government of Colombia in the areas of TVET, school-to-work transition and ECD. Paola holds a master’s degree in Public policy from the University of Chicago.