My name is Diana Lopez-Avila. I'm a development economist with over 9 years of experience specializing in applied microeconomics and gender. I possess a robust quantitative background and have successfully conducted and overseen rigorous analyses to provide evidence-based recommendations for policy and programming. I have ample experience managing, designing, and implementing evaluations of social programs and working with policymakers and partners to design and implement pilot interventions to test new approaches to close gender gaps and design projects with a strong gender angle. I've worked on projects in a wide range of areas, including entrepreneurship, menstrual hygiene management, productive inclusion, gender-based violence, education, and social protection, and different regions, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. I currently work at the Africa Gender Innovation Lab at the World Bank.
I speak Spanish, English, and French (and some Portuguese). I'm passionate about exploring new cultures and experiences.