Isis Gaddis is a Senior Economist with the World Bank's Gender Group in Washington DC. She previously served as poverty economist for Tanzania and was based in Dar es Salaam.
She is a co-author of the report Poverty in a Rising Africa and has published on trends and drivers of female labor force participation. Her main research interest is in empirical micro-economics, with a particular focus on the measurement and analysis of poverty and inequality, gender, labor economics and public service delivery. Before joining the World Bank she consulted for several international development agencies, including the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UNICEF.
She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Göttingen, where she was a member of the development economics research group from 2006 to 2012.
Isis Gaddis joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2018.