Aline Coudouel works for the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice in South Asia, after working in West and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously, she was part of the poverty team in the World Bank, working on poverty reduction strategies and poverty and social impact analysis. She was a coauthor of the flagship World Development Report 2012, on gender equality and development. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked as a researcher for the United Nations Children’s Fund, where she focused on the welfare of children and women in Europe and Central Asia. Aline holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute.