Lynn Brown is the Chief Economist of WFP. Prior to joining WFP in 2010.she worked for 12 years in the World Bank. A food policy economist, she specializes in food and nutrition policy and security, and gender. From 2008 until 2010 she was based in Bangladesh where she managed the World Bank’s nutrition portfolio, part of the world’s largest health sector wide program. Prior to that she was part of the author team of the World Development Report 2008 on Agriculture. She is an author of numerous research papers, book chapters, and co-editor of a book on gender and structural adjustment.