Senior Economist - Africa Gender Innovation Lab, World Bank

I am a Researcher at the Africa Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) where I lead the research agendas on social protection, socio-emotional skills and climate change. My main research interests are in development and behavioral economics with a gender focus. Over the past fifteen years, most of my research has been driven by randomized controlled trials conducted in Sub-Saharan Africa and India. I have worked on human capital (primary education, health services and insurance), human capital formation and drivers of motivation (socio-emotional skills, aspirations, mental health and workplace incentives) and their role in economic development and service delivery to the poor. My research also delves into risk management and technology adoption among poor farmers (inventory credit, post-harvest technologies and weather insurance). I have published in journals including Review of Economics and Satistics, Journal of Development Economics, World Bank Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review, Health Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Public Economic Theory and PLOS One among others.