Alejandro de la Fuente is a Senior Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. He currently provides policy advice and operational and technical support to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Previously he was a Senior Economist for Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, and has led projects on poverty, natural disasters, and weather insurance in East Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Alejandro worked for the Human Development Report Office at the United Nations Development Program, the International Strategy for Risk Reduction Secretariat of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Inter-American Development Bank, and in various positions at the Ministry of Social Development and the Office of the President in Mexico. His main areas of interest and research are risk management, impact evaluation of social policies, food and nutrition security, and human capital. He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals and is the co-author of various books. He holds a doctorate in development studies and development economics from Oxford University.