Alena Sakhonchik is a Private Sector Development Specialist at the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law project. Alena’s current research focuses on regulatory and policy gaps around availability, affordability, and quality of childcare services. Her work also covers overall data and indicator development strategies. She joined the team in September 2014. Prior to joining the World Bank Group in 2014, Alena worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Hudson Institute, and the PBN Company – one of the leading international strategic communications firms specializing in post-Soviet economies. Alena holds a M.A. in International Economic Relations from American University.