World Bank promotes two research economists

The World Bank has promoted S Anukriti and Sandra Rozo to the role of senior economist within its development research group.

Anukriti is a member of the human development team, and her work examines the underlying causes of gender inequalities in developing societies and possible solutions.

Rozo works within the poverty and inequality team of the development research group, and her research focuses on the effects of forced migration within hosting economies and of the role of public policy response to this.

Commenting on the appointment on Twitter, Anukriti said: “Happy to share that I’ve been promoted to Senior Economist at WB Research Group, our version of tenure! It’s a privilege to be able to indulge in my passion for research, esp on gender, at one of the most influential centers of dev research in the world. Grateful & thankful!”

Rozo said: “I was promoted to senior economist at the WB research group (our version of tenure)! Thank you dear colleagues, coauthors, and advisors! Incredibly grateful to you all! Now onward and upward with more research work!”

The Development Research Group is the World Bank’s main research department, which has cross-cutting expertise on a wide range of topics and countries.

Earlier this year, the World Bank named Indermit Gill as chief economist and senior vice president for development economist. He took up the role on Sept. 1, and previously was a professor of public policy at Duke University.