Ana María Oviedo
Senior Economist in poverty, inequality, labor markets and social protection with governments in the Latin America region
Ana Maria Oviedo is a senior economist at the World Bank who leads technical and policy dialogue on poverty, inequality, labor markets and social protection with governments in the Latin America region. Recently, she has worked closely with the governments of Colombia, Costa Rica, and El Salvador. She has also led technical and advisory work on skills, employability and informality in Bolivia and Ecuador, and has participated in various studies at the regional and sub-regional level. She was part of the World Development Report 2014, Risk and Opportunity, where she led the chapter on household risk management. In addition, she has worked extensively on investment climate issues, providing analysis and technical assistance to client countries in Africa, Latin America, and Central Asia to implement and monitor business regulation reforms. She has conducted research on a broad range of topics, including skills, education quality, employment, informality, labor and product market regulation, and productivity. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, and an Economics BA from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
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