Ruth Hill is a Lead Economist in the Global Unit of the Poverty and Equity Global Practice. Previously she worked in the Africa and South Asia Units on Rural Income Diagnostics, Poverty Assessments, Systematic Country Diagnostics and an Urban Safety Net project. From 2019-2021 she was on external service as the Chief Economist at the UK government’s Centre for Disaster Protection. Before joining the World Bank in 2013 she was a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute conducting impact evaluations on insurance, credit and market interventions. Ruth has published in the Journal of Development Economics, World Bank Economic Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Experimental Economics, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and World Development. She has a doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford.