Anna Batyra has been Executive Coordinator of the LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES IV Monitor (LDC - IV) since its inception in September 2011 and is based in its central office in Istanbul, Turkey. Prior to joining the project, she worked for the Policy Dialogue Division at the OECD Development Centre (2009-2011), where she built the Development Finance Network - a network of think tanks from the developing, emerging and partner countries, advising the OECD in the area of development policy. At the OECD, she was also responsible for the Global Forum on Development (GFD), the only OECD forum devoted to development and promoting dialogue between OECD and non-OECD governments and stakeholders. Moreover she was in charge of the LDC-related dialogue and outreach, and prepared the OECD's contribution to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV). Dr Batyra is economist, specialised in macro - and labour economics. She obtained her degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a Master and a PhD in Quantitative Economics from the European Doctoral Programme, undertaken jointly at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, Tel Aviv University, Israel and the Paris School of Economics, France. She held positions of research assistant at the London Business School (2001-2002) and the Catholic University of Louvain (2004-2005), and a research fellow at Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS), Belgium (2005-2009). She has published articles on labour market frictions, aggregate fluctuations and the history of economic thought in international journals.