Christina Wieser is an Economist of the Poverty and Equity Global Practice. She covers issues related to poverty, inequality, and displacement in South Asia with a focus on Afghanistan and Maldives. Her recent work has focused on the impact of sluggish economic growth and the security transition on the Afghan labor market, social inclusion of youth and women, the impact of drought on an already challenging food security situation, distributional impact analysis of government tax reforms, and reintegration challenges of displaced populations.
Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Christina worked as an Economist at the International Labour Organization, conducting research on labor market challenges in developing countries and international unemployment forecasts. Prior to that, she was Management Consultant in the private sector.