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Renos Vakis

Photograph of Renos Vakis Renos Vakis
Senior Economist
Latin America and the Caribbean Region
The World Bank Group

Renos Vakis is a Senior Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region at the World Bank. His work focuses on conducting research, strategy and policy formulation on poverty reduction and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean. He also supports the design, targeting and impact evaluation of poverty-targeted projects, the elaboration of national poverty reduction strategies, and Country Assistance Strategies. He has written extensively on issues of poverty, impact evaluation, risk management, labor markets, market failures and rural development, especially in Latin America and South Asia. Prior to joining this unit, he worked in the Human Development Network of the World Bank on issues related to incorporating risk in poverty work and in the World Bank's Research Department (DECRG) working on investment climate, rural development and poverty. He has also taught economics at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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