Ana I. Aguilera
Urban Development Specialist
Ana works as an Urban Development Specialist in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Her work focuses on improving city management with an emphasis on urban economics and spatial development. She has studied the relationship between urban morphology, productivity and access to basic services in cities. Her work combines managing lending projects on municipal and urban resilience development along with delivering analytical products to support client countries including Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Paraguay. Her work also comprises survey management and design to measure living standards and socioeconomic indicators in countries such as Tanzania, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Jordan and the Kurdistan region. Ana has contributed to various World Bank’s Urbanization Reviews, including Ethiopia, Nigeria, Turkey and Central America. In 2014 she was awarded with the Youth Innovation Fund for her work using Big Data to understand mobility patterns in cities. Prior to the World Bank, Ana worked as an Economist at CAF’s Direction of Public Policy and Competitiveness. She has also worked in the public and private sectors in Latin America and the United States, as well as on policy consulting advising local and regional governments. Ana graduated as an Economist from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, and holds a MSc. in Public Policy from The University of Chicago.