Aletheia Donald is a development economist with over a decade of experience investigating what works to promote gender equality. She currently works as an Economist at the World Bank’s Gender Innovation Lab within the Office of the Chief Economist for Africa and leads the Measures for Advancing Gender Equality initiative. Her research experience includes the study of poverty, social norms, labor, and methodological work on survey data collection. Before joining the World Bank, Aletheia was a Research Fellow at Harvard’s Evidence for Policy Design and Head of Research for the NGO Empower Dalit Women of Nepal. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Yale University and a PhD in Economics from Sapienza University.
Dimitria Kostadinova Gavalyugova
Dimitria Gavalyugova is an Economist – Gender Specialist at the World Bank’s Country Office for PNG and the Pacific Islands in Sydney, Australia. She has previously worked as a consultant at the East Asia and Pacific Gender Innovation Lab and Social Development in EAP with focus on Timor-Leste, Vietnam and Cambodia. Dimitria holds a PhD in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University in Spain.
Julia Vaillant is a Senior Economist at the World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab. Her research focuses on finding what works to close gender gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa. She works on several impact evaluations in the areas of youth employment and social protection, gender-based violence, agriculture, and entrepreneurship. She currently leads the Nigeria Gender Innovation Lab, an effort to generate more evidence on how to economically empower women in Nigeria and to promote the use of the evidence in policy. Julia has a PhD in economics from Université Paris-Dauphine.