Alejandra Arrieta joined the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division at IFPRI in November 2016. She is involved in the research and analysis of various impact evaluations focusing on agriculture, nutrition, rural welfare and women’s empowerment. Alejandra has research experience across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, in countries such as Bangladesh, Bolivia, India, Mexico, Peru, Tanzania and Uganda. Before joining IFPRI, Alejandra worked for the Development Economic Group at the World Bank undertaking research and data analysis on access to finance for micro and small enterprises as well as rural households. She holds a Master in International Development Policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad Privada Boliviana.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish