Ximena V. Del Carpio is Practice Manager for the Poverty and Equity Practice Group. While at the World Bank, Dr. Del Carpio has provided policy advice to governments in Latin America, East Asia and the Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia region. Prior to her current position, she worked as program leader for social inclusion in Turkey, as senior economist in the Social Protection and Labor Global Practice, the Independent Evaluation Group and the Human Development teams of the World Bank. Dr. Del Carpio has led various operational and technical assistance tasks in the areas of employment, social assistance, economic and forced migration, education and skills, as well as analytical tasks focusing on labor and education policy, rural development, and social safety nets. She has written and published numerous academic and policy papers, and reports on a range of economic development topics. Dr. Del Carpio holds a Ph.D. in political economy and an M.A. in economics from the University of Southern California, a dual master’s degree in public policy and business administration.