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Ana I. Aguilera

Social Development Specialist

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Ana has over 11 years of experience in international development, working in local governments, private consulting, and multilateral organizations across 20 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. Most of her analytical and operational work from her at the World Bank focuses on two areas: (i) migration and forced displacement, coordinating multi-sectoral responses for situations of fragility, conflict, and disasters; and (ii) local economic development through community-driven development and municipal management. She is responsible for strengthening the migration and social inclusion agenda in Central America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. She co-led the Colombia Social and Economic Integration of Migrants project, recognized by the Migration Policy Institute as the top 2 global innovation on migration in 2021. Prior to the Bank, Ana worked as an Operations Officer at the Direction of Competitiveness and Public Policy at CAF, and as a consultant for local governments in Latin America and the United States. Ana graduated as an Economist from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, and holds an MSc. in Public Policy from The University of Chicago and a certificate in Survey Methodology from the University of Maryland-University of Michigan Joint Program. She speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French.