Maria-Elena has over 15 years of financial and private sector experience, plus more than 10 years of experience evaluating WBG development results, writing reviews, assessing programs, mapping client needs, WBG strategies, objectives, design and implementation. She has extensive experience evaluation of public and private sector interventions. Ms. Pinglo uses her expertise for both accountability and learning purposes. Maria-Elena’s most recent macro-evaluation work includes co-authoring the Health Services Evaluation, which analyzes the roles and contributions of the World Bank and IFC in upporting health services in client countries. Maria-Elena has also authored the Housing Finance Learning Review, which draws lessons from WBG experience in housing financing.

Her areas of expertise include infrastructure, public-private partnerships, health, affordable housing and slum upgrading interventions. She also leads project level evaluations, her most recent project performance assessments reviews are Bahia Poor Urban Areas Integrated Development and Colombia: Water and Sanitation Sector.

Prior to joining the World Bank she was a lead financial analyst in the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch Lima-Peru. While at IEG, She holds an MBA from American University and a BA from Pacifico's University, Peru.