Carlo del Ninno is a senior economist in the Africa Region of the World Bank, working on safety net policies and programs. He holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota and has published on safety nets, food policy, and food security. He is currently the Manager of the Sahel Adaptive Social Protection Program. In the past 13 years, he has worked on analytical and operational issues on safety net programs covering several countries in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining the World Bank, he worked on food security policy for the International Food Policy Research Institute in Bangladesh, and on poverty analysis in several countries for the Policy Research Division of the World Bank and Cornell University.