Senior Economist, Development Economics – Global Indicators Group (DECIG), World Bank
Soonhwa Yi is Senior Economist of Migration and Remittance unit (DECMR) under the Development Economics Vice Presidency at the World Bank. Part of her current responsibilities, she manages three of the thirteen Thematic Working Groups of KNOMAD (Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development) - namely, Low-skilled labor migration, Migration, security and development, and Internal migration and urbanization. The work includes ensuring the quality and the delivery of outputs by each thematic working group. Areas of her current research interest includes good practices on promoting low-skilled labor circulation, labor policy responses to aging population, and migration as an adverse shock absorber.