Dhushyanth Raju is Lead Economist, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, Africa Region, of the World Bank. In his current position, he works on lending, advisory, and analytical services related to labor market and social welfare policies and programs in Africa. He has previously held technical positions in the South Asia regional chief economist and education departments as well as the global social protection and gender departments of the World Bank. In the South Asia regional chief economist department, he was responsible for research and advice on human development, labor markets, social welfare, and program evaluations. Dhushyanth’s research is mainly in the areas of public economics, labor, risk, poverty, gender, and human development.