Heidi Kristiina  Kaila

Heidi Kristiina Kaila


Heidi Kaila is an Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist, Africa Region at the World Bank. Prior to this position, she worked at the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University. The focus of her research and operational work is on poverty reduction and development policies related to human capital, migration, agricultural livelihoods, and conflict. Heidi has published articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, policy papers and reports, and has experience in collecting large household surveys in Madagascar, Nigeria, Nepal, and Vietnam.  Heidi holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Copenhagen, and a Master’s and a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Helsinki.