Gabriel Demombynes is the World Bank’s Program Leader for Human Development for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. Based in Manila, he leads the Bank’s program in those countries in the areas of education, health, nutrition, population, social protection, jobs, and poverty reduction.
Previously, Gabriel was Senior Economist for poverty and equity issues in Vietnam. He has also held posts working on Latin America and the Caribbean while based in DC and on Kenya and South Sudan while based in Nairobi. Prominent examples of his work include critiques of the Millennium Villages Project evaluation, a study of infant mortality in Kenya, the development of innovative approaches to surveys in South Sudan, studies of crime and violence in Central America and the Caribbean, and elements of the Bank’s “Vietnam 2035” report. His work has been published in academic journals, and cited in the Financial Times, the Washington Post, and Economist magazine,
He has taught economic development at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and was Economic Policy Advisor to Howard Dean during his 2003-04 U.S. presidential campaign. Gabriel holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California-Berkeley and bachelor's degrees in civil engineering and humanities from the University of Texas at Austin.
- Publican mapa interactivo con los indicadores de pobreza de Viet Nam
- Viet Nam : une nouvelle carte interactive pour mieux visualiser la pauvreté
- Bản đồ hóa chỉ số nghèo Việt Nam
- Mapping Vietnam’s Poverty Indicators
- What Does Piketty’s Capital Mean for Developing Countries?
- Twin Goals
- Why is ethnic minority poverty persistent in Vietnam?
- Tại sao nhóm dân tộc thiểu số ở Việt Nam nghèo dai dẳng?
- The Mini-Revolutions of the New Transparency
- What's the right way to pick the respondent for a household survey?
- Creating more and better jobs in Kenya
- Opening Up Microdata Access in Africa
- The Millennium Villages Project Impacts on Child Mortality
- Africa's success story: Infant mortality down
- Contract teachers in Kenya
- Can mobile phones be used to "bank" the poor?
- Is mobile technology over-hyped?
- Crowdsourcing Poverty Research
- Poor Evaluation Methods Can Mislead: New Developments in the Millennium Villages Evaluation
- Business is brewing in the world’s newest country
- The Oxford Millennium Villages Debate
- More on South Sudan: the Poverty Profile + Videos of Lant Pritchett & Shanta in Juba
- MVP evaluation session at Oxford
- Collecting survey data via mobile phone in Southern Sudan
- Millennium Villages Project continues to systematically overstate its effects