Rythia joined the World Bank as an Education Economist of the East Asia Pacific education team in 2016. She is currently based in Jakarta and works on education efficiency and quality as well as gender issues. Her recent policy-oriented research focuses on improved efficiency of education expenditure both at central and subnational levels in Indonesia. Other areas of her work include student assessment and inclusive education. Rythia previously worked on research on poverty and social assistance with the Poverty team in Indonesia. Rythia holds a Doctoral Degree in Economics from the University of Bonn, Germany and received Master’s Degrees in Quantitative Economics from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.