Nayda  Almodovar-Reteguis

Nayda Almodovar-Reteguis

Gender Legal Expert at The World Bank

Nayda Almodóvar-Reteguis is a Private Sector Development Specialist for The World Bank’s Development Economic Unit, working on the Women, Business and the Law project since 2010. Her work focuses on the design of indicators to measure legal barriers for women’s economic inclusion. She has also done historical legal research focused on the evolution of labor and family law reforms, to understand how legal frameworks impact economic development and competitiveness, particularly through the inclusion of human capital. In addition, Nayda oversees the interactions with governments as part of the stakeholders engagement component of Women, Business and the Law. With a career of 16 years in law, policy and international development, her previous experience spans the public and private sector and includes serving as Deputy Advisor for the Governor of Puerto Rico on public policy and economic development. Nayda holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez, a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, and a Masters of Law (LL.M.) from The George Washington University School of Law. She speaks Spanish, English and is conversant in French.