Laura Rawlings

Lead Economist at the World Bank

About the author:

In my career, I have led numerous project and research initiatives in the areas of social protection, early childhood development and behavioral incentives. I have published numerous books and articles in the fields of evaluation and human development. In addition to my work as Lead Economist at the World Bank, I am a member of the Global Reference Group for Children Affected by COVID-19 and an adjunct professor in Georgetown University’s Global Human Development program.

What I want to achieve:

My work is focused on supporting people in low and middle income countries to develop and apply their human capital. This includes investments in children’s early years as well as ensuring that there are equal opportunities for men and women to reach their full potential.