Hannah Uckat is an Economist (Young Professional) in the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice, with a regional focus on southern and central Africa. Her expertise combines private sector development, entrepreneurship, and gender. She researches firm growth, productivity and organisation in low- and middle-income countries, and the interaction between the workplace and the household. Hannah has extensive experience in designing, implementing and analysing impact evaluations with firms, and in studying complex firm- and household-level data. Hannah has worked on project implementation with and for governments, development banks, NGOs, consultancies, research organisations, and trade chambers in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford.