Anne Hilger is an economist (Young Professional) in the Social Protection and Jobs global practice at the World Bank, Washington DC, USA. Before joining the WB, she completed a PhD in Economics at Paris School of Economics – EHESS and DIAL (Paris, France). She was also a teaching fellow and visiting research student at London School of Economics (London, UK). Her research focused on labour markets in developing countries, particularly the role that cognitive and non-cognitive skills play in the labour markets of Bangladesh and India. Anne was also involved in an evaluation of socio-emotional skills in the secondary school system in Mozambique. Prior to her PhD, Anne was a research assistant at the World Bank, where she focused on labour markets (specifically youth employment) and social safety nets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. For her PhD, Anne took part in the first NEEMSIS wave in 2016-2017, and was in charge of designing the labour, cognitive and non-cognitive modules at the individual level.