Areas of Expertise:
Other - International development: gender, labor markets, social welfare, poverty and inequality, with a regional focus on Africa and Latin America.
Aline Coudouel, PhD, is a lead economist with the World Bank, focusing on topics of social assistance, social insur-ance, and labor markets in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. During her 13 years with the World Bank, Dr. Coudouel has worked primarily in the areas of social protection, gender, poverty, labor markets, service delivery, governance, monitoring, and the evaluation of programs and reforms’ impacts. She has worked in Latin America, Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, and the former Soviet Union, and combines operational experience with knowl-edge management and analytical work. Prior to joining the Bank, Dr. Coudouel worked as a researcher for UNICEF, focusing on the welfare of children and women in Europe and Central Asia. A contributor to many World Bank publications on poverty and its social impact, she was a co-author of the 2012 World Development Report on “Gender Equality and Development”, which described the evolution of gender equality across and within countries and sought to explain the driving force behind gender equality and its affect on economic growth, and helped to enhance the understanding of the role of public action in promoting this important issue.