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Nobuo Yoshida

Lead Economist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank

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Nobuo Yoshida is a lead economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice at the World Bank, and received a doctorate in economics from Boston University in 2003. He leads poverty programs in eastern and southern African countries, the Data for Goals (D4G) program, and the SWIFT program. D4G is a global poverty monitoring program that produces poverty estimates measured at the international poverty line of $1.90 per day per capita. SWIFT is a rapid poverty monitoring tool that can produce poverty estimates in a timely, cost-effective, and simple manner using machine learning techniques. He was also a member of the technical working group for creating the World Bank Group’s Twin Goals. His major areas of interest include poverty measurement, vulnerability, and social protection.