Victoria Monchuk is a Senior Economist in the World Bank whose fields of interest include social protection and cross-sectoral human development issues. Her work in the Social Protection and Labor practice has included supporting governments in West and Central Africa to build safety net systems and cash transfer programs. She is currently managing a decentralized service delivery program which expands equitable access to quality basic services in Ethiopia. She has also been involved in a number of assessments and evaluations of cash transfer, public works, and skills development programs. Previously she was employed in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund, where she was engaged in analytical work on public expenditure efficiency of public health and education spending. Her research has focused on the impact of child labor and school achievement in Latin America.