Alicia Hammond

Alicia Hammond is a Gender Specialist with the Gender Cross-Cutting Solutions Area at the World Bank Group. She works on research and analysis across a range of gender equality issues, including human endowments, economic opportunities, and voice and agency. Alicia served as a member of the core team that developed the World Bank Group’s Gender Strategy and now works on its implementation. She is also the CCSA’s Lead on the Gender Digital Divide. 

Alicia came to the WBG from the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School where she managed strategic outreach initiatives and translated experimental gender equality research for non-academic audiences. She has also worked with UNICEF, UN Foundation, and UN Women on many gender equality topics, such as education, innovation, and sex-disaggregated data.

Prior to that, she worked on social development, gender equality, and human rights programs in her home country, Jamaica. She holds a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Development and French from Mount Holyoke College.

By Alicia Hammond


Women’s Financial Inclusion: A Down Payment on Achieving the SDGs

Ensuring that women have access to formal financial services can help to address many of the economic gaps between men and women worldwide. World Bank Group's Gender Strategy puts women’s economic empowerment—and the financial services necessary to achieve it—high on the agenda.