Kathleen Beegle is a World Bank Program Leader for Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, based in Accra, Ghana. She covers the sectors of education, health, poverty, and social protection, and the two cross-cutting themes of gender and jobs. Her other areas of work include the study of poverty, labor, socio-economic dimensions of economic shocks, and methodological studies on household survey data collection. She has expertise in the design and implementation of household survey operations and use of household surveys for poverty and policy analysis. Kathleen was Deputy Director of the World Development Report 2013 on Jobs. She joined the Research Group of the World Bank in 2001, where she was a member of the Living Standards Measurement Study team. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University.