Alejandro Espinosa-Wang, a senior private sector development specialist, joined the World Bank in 2006. He currently works with the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation (FCI) global practice in Mexico City, Mexico. He works on policy actions focused on improving firm productivity, both within the firm (e.g. managerial capabilities) and outside the firm (e.g. business environment to support tourism, trade facilitation and access to finance. Before joining (FCI). Before joining FCI, Espinosa-Wang worked in the Doing Business team where he led the research group for the indicators on dealing with construction permits. He holds a degree in government and international relations from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and a master’s degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University.