Ana Rivadeneira is a consultant at the World Bank´s Poverty and Equity Global Practice, working mostly in data collection and analysis projects in Ecuador and Latin America. She has experience in economic analysis and research aimed mostly at enhancing public policy design. Her research interests include topics related to labor market diagnostics, poverty and the distributional impact of fiscal and social policies, gender, migration, and environmental taxes. She is also an independent consultant working mostly with other international organizations with projects in Ecuador, such as ILO, UNICEF, and ECLAC. Before joining the Bank, she worked at the National Statistics Office in Ecuador (INEC), where she was in charge of a team dedicated to data analytics and research, with emphasis on employment and private sector performance, using both survey data and administrative records. Before that, she was a researcher at the former Center for Fiscal Studies in Ecuador’s tax office (SRI), where she worked mainly on the distributional impact of tax policy alternatives, including environmental taxes. She holds a master's degree in Development Economics from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE).