Ann Elizabeth Flanagan is a Senior Economist with IEG’s Human Development and Corporate Programs Unit. She has 13 years of experience conducting rigorous research and evaluation of World Bank Group strategies and operations. Most recently she co-led IEG’s evaluation of World Bank Group Support to Situations Involving Conflict-Induced Displacement.

Ann specializes in research, evaluation, and policy analysis of education, fragility, conflict, violence, forced displacement, early childhood development, and private sector development. Prior to joining IEG, she spent 15 years at the RAND Corporation, analyzing variations in student achievement scores across states as measured by The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), providing policy analyses to close the gap in minority-white test scores. Ann holds a PhD in Economics from The George Washington University.