Iffath Sharif is a Practice Manager for Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice of the World Bank Group. She manages the work programs on social protection and jobs in the West and Southern Africa region. Iffath joined the World Bank in 1998 and has worked in areas of financial sector, poverty, adaptive safety nets and public works, early childhood development, nutrition, migration, and jobs. Iffath has published her work in peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Development Economics. She holds a PhD in Development Economics from the London School of Economics and a Master of Public Policy from Princeton University.