Co-Global Lead for Labor and Skills
World Bank

Eliana Carranza is Co-Global Lead for Labor and Skills and a member of the SPJ Global Unit. She works with country and sector teams across the World Bank, leading policy dialogue and analytic programs; supporting the design of investment financing projects; and developing and testing novel pilot approaches to create more jobs, connect people to jobs, and increase the quality of jobs. Since joining the World Bank as Young Professional in 2011, she has worked in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America on poverty, social protection, skills, labor markets, and gender. She has published articles in the American Economic Review, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. Eliana is a non-resident Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn). From 2019 to 2022, she was an Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School. She holds an MPA in International Development and a PhD in Political Economy and Government (Economics) from Harvard University.