Ramya Sundaram is a Senior Economist in the Social Protection, Labor, and Jobs Global Practice of the World Bank. She is co-leading work on emerging distributional tensions and implications for the social contract in countries in the Europe and Central Asia region of the World Bank. She recently led a review of the social welfare system in Greece and assisted the government of Greece in designing and piloting a last resort social assistance program. During previous engagements with the World Bank, Ms. Sundaram has advised governments on labor market policies and activation systems; on policy options to tackle in-work poverty; on skill mismatches and tackling unemployment; how to measure and alleviate poverty; and on issues of inequality and social inclusion. Ms. Sundaram holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and prior to joining the World Bank was Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona.