Bachelor's in Economics, Catholic University of Peru; PhD in Economics, Columbia University. Former: Executive Director and Principal Researcher, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarollo; Principal Adviser to the Ministry of Labour and Social Promotion, Peru. With the World Bank: managed the Poverty and Gender group in the Latin American and Caribbean vice-presidencies; currently, Director, Poverty Reduction and Equity Department, Washington DC. Has overseen operational, technical assistance and analytical work in the areas of poverty and inequality, welfare measurement, labour markets, monitoring and evaluation systems. Has published and conducted extensive research and policy dialogue in areas of expertise. Consultant and researcher for the World Bank, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the International Labour Organization. Has held teaching positions at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru and Universidad del Pacífico in Peru. Visiting Researcher, University of Toronto. Former President, Executive Committee, Network on Inequality and Poverty of the IADB-World Bank-LACEA. Co-author of several books.