Sailesh Tiwari is a Senior Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. He currently leads the country work programs on the analysis of poverty and inequality in Nepal, Yemen and the South Caucasus. His earlier work has focused on diagnostic and policy work at the nexus between growth, poverty and inequality, particularly inequality of opportunity and labor markets. During his time at the Bank, he has led and participated in several analytical and research projects on areas of food security, child nutrition, climate change and vulnerability in several parts of the world. His recent research has been published in several prominent academic journals such as the World Bank Economic Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change and Food Policy. He holds a BA in Economics from Connecticut College, an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a PhD in Economics from Brown University.