Emmanuel Jimenez, from the Philippines, has held a variety of positions as an economist and manager at the World Bank. Since early 2002, he has been Sector Director, Human Development, in the World Bank’s East Asia Region, where he is responsible for managing operational staff working on education and health issues. Prior to this position, he held a similar position in the Bank’s South Asia Region. Before that he served for many years in the Bank’s Development Economics Staff, where he engaged in research on a variety of issues, including education and health finance, the private provision of social services, the economics of transfer programs and urban development. He also led the core team that prepared The World Development Report 2007: Development and the Next Generation. Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Jimenez was on the faculty of the economics department at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.