Ritika D’Souza is an Economist in the Human Development Chief Economist Office of the World Bank. She works on the Human Capital Index (HCI) and related analytics, including methodologies for the socioeconomic and spatial disaggregation of the HCI. She is also engaged in World Bank lending operations in Africa, with a focus on education in fragile contexts. Previously, she worked in the South Asia Chief Economist’s Office, where her research covered nutrition, education, gender, and jobs. She has also managed the field implementation of impact evaluations of agriculture, food security, and nutrition projects in Nepal and Rwanda with the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.