Nadia Belhaj Hassine is a Senior Economist with the East Asia Poverty Global Practice covering Thailand and the Philippines. Prior to that, she worked on poverty in Tanzania, Burundi, Sudan, Gabon, Cameroon, Comoros and Madagascar. Prior to joining the World Bank she was Senior Program Specialist with Canada International Development Research Center. She also taught in many universities including the University of Toulouse in France and University of Nabeul in Tunisia. Her research areas are poverty and inequality, agricultural economics and applied econometrics. She has published many articles in academic journals including World Development, The World Bank Economic Review, European Review of Agricultural Economics and Journal of Development Studies.