Samantha de Martino

Economist, Poverty

Samantha De Martino is an Economist in the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Global Practice and is part of the Behavioral Initiatives team. Her research is at the nexus of behavioral science and applied microeconomics. She has worked on impact evaluations of interventions on many policy issues including land reform, renewable energy, environment, health, education, poverty and social protection in Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, East Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia with the World Bank, Institute of Development Studies, Innovations for Poverty Action, and the City of Cape Town.  She holds a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. She is completing her PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex on monetary and non-monetary incentives for behavior change. Previously she was a JPA in the Sustainable Development department in the ECA region.

  • Evidence-Based Public Policy
  • Measuring Poverty
  • Poverty
  • Social Protection and Labor
  • Environment