David Robalino, an Ecuadorian National, joined the Bank in 1999 as a Young Professional. David has been working on issues related to labor markets, skills, social insurance and fiscal policy and has published widely on these topics. He has worked in several countries in Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. His most recent book is Social Insurance, Informality, and Labor Markets: How to Protect Workers while Creating new Jobs. David also serves as Co-Director of the Employment and Development Program at IZA – the Institute for the Study of the Labor. Prior to joining the Bank David was a researcher at the RAND Corporation.