Neha Kumar is a Research Fellow in the Poverty Health and Nutrition Division at IFPRI where she joined as a postdoctoral fellow in 2008. An economist by training, she has research experience in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, in countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda, Bangladesh and India, on issues relating to poverty, agriculture, risk management, gender and social protection. Her current research focusses on impact evaluation of large scale social protection as well as agricultural interventions, risk management, gendered impacts of shocks, reforms and interventions.
Neha received her PhD in economics from Boston University in 2008. She holds a Masters and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. Prior to joining IFPRI Neha has worked at the World Bank and CARE India.