Aleksandra Posarac is World Bank Lead Economist and Program Leader for Human Development, based in Pretoria. She oversees the World Bank program in Health, Education, and Social Protection and Labor in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. Prior to this she had held various positions at the World Bank, including: Lead Economist in Europe and Central Asia Social Protection Unit; Program Leader for Human Development, Poverty and Social Development in the Philippines Country Management Unit; World Bank Advisor for Disability and Development and Country Sector Coordinator for Human Development in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. During her tenure as the World Bank advisor for Disability and Development, she was a co-executive editor of the World Report on Disability published in 2011 by the WHO and the World Bank. She has provided high level policy and strategic advice and led lending projects and analytical studies in more than 20 countries across the world, including Russia, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Albania, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Fiji, Ecuador, Argentina, Seychelles, Mozambique, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Her areas of specialization include poverty, human development, social security, social assistance, social protection, and public expenditures.