Iffath Sharif is the World Bank’s Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs. She was previously the manager of the Human Capital Project supporting the World Bank Group’s global agenda to protect, build and utilize human capital in partnership with countries and development agencies. Prior to this, she held multiple positions in the Africa region as Practice Manager for the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, as well as in South Asia as Lead Economist and Human Development Program Leader. Iffath has worked and published on areas of poverty, adaptive safety nets and public works, early childhood development, microfinance, gender, nutrition, migration, and jobs. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and a Masters from Princeton University.