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Andrew Dabalen

Lead Economist, Poverty, World Bank Group

Andrew Dabalen is a Lead Economist, Poverty Global Practice. He focuses on policy analysis and research in development issues, such as poverty and social impact analysis, inequality of opportunity, program evaluation, risk and vulnerability, labor markets and conflict and welfare outcomes. He has worked in the Africa and Europe and Central Regions on poverty analysis, social safety nets, labor markets, and education reforms. He has co-authored regional reports on Equality of Opportunity for Children in Africa, and Vulnerability and Resilience in the Sahel, and led Poverty Assessments for several African (e.g. Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Nigeria) and ECA (Albania, Kosovo, BiH, Serbia) countries. He has published a number of scholarly articles and working papers, on poverty measurement, conflict and welfare outcomes and wage inequality. He holds a Masters in International Development from University of California - Davis, and a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from University of California - Berkeley.