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Monica Yanez-Pagans

Economist, Poverty Global Practice
Monica Yanez-Pagans is an Economist in the South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa Unit of the World Bank’s Poverty Global Practice, working on issues related to poverty reduction, equity, and inequality. She previously worked in the Africa Unit of the Poverty Global Practice and in the Poverty Reduction and Equity Anchor Unit. Prior to joining the World Bank in April 2011, she was an Associate Economics Affairs Officer at the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of UNCTAD and a Research Fellow at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics and a M.Sc. in Statistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, a M.A. in Banking and Finance from Pompeu Fabra University, and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad Catolica Boliviana.