Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza is a senior poverty economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice. He works in the Latin America and Caribbean Region in topics related to poverty, inequality, fiscal policy, gender, statistical development and impact evaluation. He currently leads the poverty and equity programs in Bolivia, Ecuador and Haiti and is part of the poverty Statistical Team. Previously he worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, Universidad EAFIT in Colombia, Georgia State University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Government of Bolivia. He is a member of the institute of labor economics (IZA) and member of the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences.