Gem joined WBA as Research Analyst and currently works on the development of the Digital Inclusion Benchmark. She will also explore other areas of research within the organization.
She has an economic and policy research background and has earlier worked at the World Trade Organization (WTO), International Labour Organization (ILO), and Asian Development Bank (ADB). Gem has conducted data processing, visualization and analysis as well as technical writing for reports and papers on topics including trade, gender, labor, and social protection.
Gem studied Master of Social Sciences in Applied Economics at the National University of Singapore under the ADB-Japan Scholarship Program. Prior to this, she worked at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), where she contributed to several research studies that has guided the Philippine government’s policy decision-making.

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