Philippe Leite is a Senior Social Protection Economist in the South Asia Unit of Social Protection and Job Global Practice of the World Bank Group, and part of the Global leader teams on Social Safety nets and Delivery System. Before joining this unit, he worked in the Social Protection and Labor network team and Africa, participating in the design of social programs, among others, in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Senegal, Mali and Congo. He previously worked for the Development Research Group on determinants of poverty and inequality, poverty maps methodology, and micro-econometric simulation models. He holds a B.A. and M.S. in statistics (sampling and modeling) from ENCE/Brazil, M.S. and PhD in Economics from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.