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Ana Revenga

Global Practice Senior Director for Poverty, World Bank Group

Ana Revenga is currently Global Practice Senior Director for Poverty. Previously, she was Co-Director of the 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development. Between 2008 and 2011, she was Director of the Poverty Reduction and Equity Group at the World Bank and the principal spokeperson for the Bank on these issues. In her 20-year career at the World Bank, she has worked in both technical and management positions in the East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America regions.
Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked in the Central Bank of Spain and taught labor and international economics at the Centro de Estudios Monetarios and Financieros. She has published extensively on education and employment, equity, food security, social protection, poverty, and trade issues, and has worked across a broad spectrum of low, middle and high income countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. She was one of the authors of the 1995 World Development Report (Workers in an Integrating World) and contributed to the 2006 World Development Report (Equity and Development). She has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.