Maria Correia is Sector Manager, South Asia Region at the World Bank. A Canadian national, she joined the World Bank in 1994 and has held several positions in the Latin America and Caribbean Region and Sub-Saharan Africa Region. Over her career, she has specialized in gender and development and youth issues, and more recently on young men at risk. Her publications on these topics include The Other Half of Gender. Men’s Issues in Development (co-edited with Ian Bannon), The Economics of Gender in Mexico. Work, Family, State and Market (co-edited with Elizabeth Katz), and Caribbean Youth Development (co-written with Wendy Cunningham). Most recently, her work and professional interests have focused on conflict and fragile states. Prior to moving to the South Asia Region in late 2010, Maria managed the Multi-country Demobilization and Reintegration Program in Central Africa, a regional seven-country program that demobilized and reintegrated some 350,000 ex-combatants back to their homes and communities.