Dhushyanth Raju is a Lead Economist in the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, Africa Region, of the World Bank. He works on lending, advisory, and analytical services related to labor market and social safety net programs in West and Southern Africa. He has previously held positions in the South Asia regional chief economist and education departments as well as the global social protection and gender departments of the World Bank. Dhushyanth’s interests span public economics, labor, risk, poverty, gender, and human development. He holds a PhD in economics from Cornell University.