Anca Pop

Junior Economist

Anca supports the Socio-Economics Analysis team with the development of analytical work and innovative research around social and economic issues in low- and middle-income countries. She holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and a BA in International Economics from the University of Essex and Bocconi University. Her research interests lie primarily in the fields of inequality and poverty dynamics, sustainable and inclusive growth, labour markets and climate change mitigation.

Anca Pop's Work

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Inequality and social security in the Asia-Pacific region

The Asia-Pacific region is characterised by high levels of income inequality, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. This report provides analysis and recommendations on how to % reduce inequality in the region.

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Assessment of the Social Protection Floor in Armenia

This assessment identifies areas for further strengthening the social protection floor in Armenia, with particular attention to gender equality. It also reiterates the importance of social protection floors to protect...

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Social Protection – Paving the Way Towards a Happier post-COVID-19 World? 

We have now passed the one-year anniversary of a global pandemic that has killed over 2,5 million people, and continues to devastate families, upend governments, crush economies, and tear through the social sector. While the newly released World Happiness report addresses well-being during COVID-19, it is important to take a reflective look at the state of global happiness pre-pandemic.

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