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Roy Katayama

Senior Economist

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Roy Katayama is a Senior Economist in the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Global Practice. He joined the World Bank in 2006 and has led analytical work on poverty and inequality, welfare impact of shocks, targeting of social safety nets, geospatial analysis of development, and systematic country diagnostics. He has extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, and his current work focuses on the design of data collection methods suitable for fragile settings, iterative beneficiary monitoring, and statistical capacity building. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Agency for International Development. Roy holds a MPA in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard University.