Eliana Carranza is a Senior Economist at the World Bank Jobs Group, in the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice. She provides technical support to World Bank operation teams, governments and external partner organizations in the design and impact evaluation of multi-sectoral jobs pilot projects and interventions addressing the supply and demand sides of the labor market to create more and better quality employment.
Eliana joined the World Bank in 2011 as Young Professional and served as Country Poverty Economist for Ethiopia and as Technical Adviser for the Africa Gender Innovation Lab, a gender-focused impact evaluation group at the Africa Chief Economist Office. She holds a PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University Department of Economics, and an MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School. Her fields of interest are development, labor and demographic economics. She has conducted work on a number of countries in South Asia, East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.