Sector Leader, Sustainable Development Practice Group, World Bank
Gayatri is a Sector Leader for the Sustainable Development Practice Group of the World Bank. She has over 21 years of operational and research experience in Africa, Latin America, East and South Asia across poverty, agriculture, rural livelihoods and access to resources. She leads policy dialogue and projects on sustainable development, and on research and analytics related to poverty, rural development, agricultural and environmental economics, evaluations, nutrition, gender and youth employment. Gayatri has a BA in Economics from Smith College, Massachusetts; a Master of Science in Natural Resource Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and a DPhil in Environmental Economics from the University of York, England.
Recent work by Gayatri Acharya
Complementing cash with information to reduce malnutrition: Evidence from Nepal
A combination of information and cash transfers is effective in changing maternal behavioural practices, which could bring down malnutrition
Fighting malnutrition with cash and information: Evidence from Nepal
Mothers who received modest cash inputs along with information on practices to reduce malnutrition were more likely to adopt those practices