Chief Economist, DFID
Rachel Glennerster is Chief Economist at the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID). She was previously Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL. Rachel is also the Lead Academic for IGC Sierra Leone. Before joining the IGC, she worked on debt relief and the reform of the international monetary system at the International Monetary Fund, and financial regulation at the Harvard Institute for International Development and the UK Treasury. In the mid-1990s she was part of the UK delegation to the IMF and World Bank. She has a PhD in economics from Birkbeck College, University of London, and is coauthor of Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases.
Recent work by Rachel Glennerster
Collaborating with local partners and responding to country needs are essential for aid to be effective
Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist at DFID, discusses the importance of building relationships to ensure evidence is translated into policy.*
A study evaluates the influence watching electoral debates has on voter behaviour and finds that it contributes to political accountability
In this video, Rachel Glennerster talks about the upcoming elections in Sierra Leone, and the role ethnicity and access to information play in...