Unika Shrestha is a Research Analyst in the World Development Report team. She will largely be exploring the role played by inherent system complexities as well as political economy forces in implementing education policies and programs. She has extensive experience analyzing and managing data to answer policy-relevant questions. Before joining the WDR team, she worked on analyzing the allocation and implementation of school operational funds in the Philippines. In the past, she has worked on various research projects related to education, social security and health in Latin America and East Asia through the National Bureau of Economic Research. Unika holds a Masters degree in Public Affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and a Bachelors in Economics from Mount Holyoke College.