Dhiraj Sharma is an economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice at the World Bank. His work focuses on welfare measurement, poverty diagnostics, and policy analysis. He has led or contributed to the analysis of poverty in Ghana, Iraq, and Nepal, and has led impact evaluations in Nepal. His current work focuses on welfare analysis and statistical capacity building in countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. His recent work in the region includes research on the impact of refugee influx on host communities. He is a co-author of the “Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle,” the World Bank’s biennial publication on global extreme poverty. Dhiraj holds a PhD in applied economics from the Ohio State University.