Senior Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute
Agnes Quisumbing, PhD is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, and leads the cross-cutting research theme on gender. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of the Philippines, Quezon City, was a Fulbright-Hays Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Visiting Fellow at the Economic Growth Center, Yale University, and an economist at the World Bank. She has published widely on gender, intrahousehold allocation, women’s empowerment, property rights, poverty, and economic mobility, and has done field work in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, and the Philippines. She is undertaking impact evaluations of nutrition-sensitive agricultural development programs in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on their impacts on women’s empowerment and gender asset inequality. She is co-developer of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) and the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI) and is co-editor of Gender in agriculture and food security: Closing the knowledge gap.