Mark Roberts is a Senior Economist with the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice of the World Bank, where his work is primarily focused on the South Asia and Latin American and Caribbean regions. Prior to joining the Bank, Mark was a Lecturer in Spatial Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. Mark has published widely in leading peer reviewed journals on the subject of spatial economic development and is a former co-editor of the journal Spatial Economic Analysis. He is co-author of the Bank’s South Asia Region Flagship Report, Leveraging Urbanization in South Asia, and was a main contributor to the 2009 World Development Report, Reshaping Economic Geography. He holds a Ph.D. in Land Economy and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK, as well as a M.Sc. in Economics from Warwick University, UK.