Louise Cord

Sector Manager, Poverty Reduction, Gender and Equity Group in the Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Bank

Louise Cord is Sector Manager of the Poverty Reduction, Gender and Equity Group in the Latin America and Caribbean Region at the World Bank since September 2009. She previously was Sector Manager of the Poverty Reduction Group in the PREM Network. Before coming to PREM, she worked for 7 years in the Bank's rural development group of Latin American and the Caribbean region on rural poverty, agricultural trade and price policy, and rural finance. She has published several articles and reports on poverty and agricultural policy in Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and more recently on pro-poor growth and political economy. Her areas of interest include gender equality and social inclusion in Latin America. She holds a PhD in Development and Economic Policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, at Tufts University.

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