Samantha De Martino is an Economist in the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Global Practice with the Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit (eMBeD).
Samantha’s leads teams to create evidence on “what works” in behavioral policy design and implementation, especially in the thematic areas of climate change, environment, skills and youth employment. She also leads work in measurement; specifically, developing innovative public goods tools which leverage disruptive technology using insights from neuroscience, psychology, and applied microeconomics for the advancement of behavioral policy implementation. Over her career, she’s worked with client countries to provide technical assistance in Africa, Latin America, East Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She holds a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex.