Lead Economist, The World Bank
Ruslan Yemtsov is a lead economist and team leader for social protection at the World Bank. Prior to his current position, he worked as a poverty economist in the Middle East and North Africa region, and in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. His experience includes: preparing poverty assessments (Egypt, Georgia, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia), working on targeting and social assistance reviews (Morocco, Russia, Croatia), and leading regional flagship reports on poverty, subsidy reforms and statistical capacity. He has also worked on food crisis response, structural adjustment credits, energy sector reform, social funds, and social welfare development projects.