Isis Gaddis is a senior economist with the World Bank’s Gender Group. She previously served as a poverty economist for Tanzania, based in Dar es Salaam. Isis coauthored the 2016 World Bank Africa Region flagship report Poverty in a Rising Africa and was a member of the core team of the Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle.
Her main research interest is empirical microeconomics, with a focus on the measurement and analysis of poverty and inequality, gender, labor, and public service delivery. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Gӧttingen, where she was a member of the development economics research group from 2006 to 2012.