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Emma Monsalve

Social Protection Specialist (consultant)

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Emma Monsalve is a Social Protection Specialist (consultant) in the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice in Africa. She joined the Bank in 2014 and worked with the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Before joining the Bank, she worked with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Central Bank of Colombia. She has developed technical and analytical expertise in a wide array of topics, including social protection and labor, poverty, education, health, and fiscal policy. In her most recent work at the World Bank, she has led and participated in several Advisory Services and Analytics and evidence-based policy support.  In Central America, she was task team member of six Social Expenditure and Institutional Reviews and contributed to several Systematic Country Diagnostics and Country Partnership Frameworks. More recently, she coauthored the Africa Social Protection Regional Study flagship “Realizing the full potential of social safety nets in Africa” and “The Universal Basic Income Study” forthcoming paper. She is currently supporting the development of social safety net systems and cash transfer programs in both Sao Tome and Principe and Cabo Verde.  She holds a master’s in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Antioquia in Colombia.