Catalina  Rodriguez Tapia

Catalina Rodriguez Tapia

Consultant, Solutions for Youth Employment, World Bank

Catalina is a consultant for the World Bank’s Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) initiative, housed under the Jobs group. She is also a consultant for the Digital Development practice, where she coordinates the Digital Economy for Latin America and the Caribbean (DE4LAC) initiative. Her areas of interest include the future of work, the digital economy, innovation, and public-private partnerships. Before joining the World Bank, Catalina worked as a consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she coordinated the Laboratory of Digital Social Security, a joint initiative between the Labor Markets division and IDB Lab. This project, which piloted digital and behavioral tools to increase social security among independent and gig workers, was recognized as one of the top 10 most innovative project proposals selected by the IDB's Vice Presidency. Catalina holds both an M.A. and B.S. from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She was born in Costa Rica, grew up in Honduras, and has lived in Brazil and France.