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Tia Palermo is President at PRESTO. Her research examines impacts of social protection, including gender-responsive social protection, on economic security, gender-based violence, empowerment of women and girls, health, and well-being. She is actively engaged in mentoring, capacity building, and facilitating evidence uptake. Dr. Palermo was previously a social policy specialist at UNICEF. She holds a PhD in Public Policy and a Master’s in Economics.