John Blomquist is Global Lead for the Social Protection and Jobs Delivery Systems Solutions Group at the World Bank. Most recently, he was Lead Economist and India Program Leader for Human Development. His work focuses on social protection systems development and labor market programs for the informal, unorganized sector. Over the past 25 years he has worked in both the private and public sectors across a range of countries including North and South America, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and Central Asia. Dr. Blomquist holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.