Economist - Africa Gender Innovation Lab, World Bank

My main areas of research are in development and behavioral economics with a gender focus. I am particularly interested in human capital (health, education), human capital formation and drivers of motivation (non-cognitive skills, aspirations, personality development, mental health) and their role in economic development. I also work on performance-based incentives and monitoring as tools for improving service delivery. Other fields of interest include risk management and technology adoption among poor farmers. Most of my research is driven by randomized controlled trials conducted in India and Sub-Saharan Africa.