Sánchez Puerta, Maria Laura

Global Practice on Social Protection and Labor


Maria Laura Sanchez Puerta is a senior economist in the Jobs Group of the Social Protection and Labor Global Practice at the World Bank, where she specializes on the intersection of labor and development economics. She currently leads the jobs and skills agenda and co-leads the global STEP initiative including household and employer surveys measuring adult skills in 17 countries. She prepared one of the first Job Diagnostics at the country level and contributed to an innovative, multi-sector work program on jobs in ...