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Knowledge Exchange: Washington DC

Join us for this webinar in the HCP Focal Points Knowledge Exchange series. At this event, you will hear from Roberta Gatti, Chief Economist, Human Development, World Bank, on the Human Capital Index and from Zelalem Debebe, Economist, Human Capital Project, who will introduce the HCI Compass, a tool that helps countries track progress in their human capital development efforts. Zelalem will be joined by Yakama Jones, a Focal Point discussant from Sierra Leone. We look forward to hosting you for this 90-minute online webinar and encourage you to connect in real time with your Focal Point colleagues!

About the Presenters

Ms. Roberta Gatti

Roberta Gatti is the Chief Economist of the Human Development practice group in the World Bank. Roberta joined the World Bank in 1998 as a Young Professional in the Development Research Group. Roberta became sector manager and Human Development Lead Economist in the Middle East and North Africa and in the Europe and Central Asia regions, overseeing work on aging, skills, jobs, pensions, social safety nets, and the Roma inclusion agenda. She also worked as Lead Economist based in the Bank’s Warsaw office and as the Global Lead for Labor policies.

Mr. Zelalem Yilma Debebe

Zelalem Yilma Debebe is an Economist in the Health, Nutrition and Population global practice of the World Bank. He is currently on a short-term assignment with the Human Capital Project team under the Human Development Vice Presidency. His research interest lies in the broad area of development economics.

Dr. Yakama Jones

Dr. Yakama Manty Jones (Née Mara) currently leads the Research and Delivery Division in the Ministry of Finance. She is also the Focal Person for the country’s Human Capital Development Project. Dr. Jones is an expert in Development Economics, Finance, Econometrics, and Project Management.

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