Nisha Rai is an economic researcher at AIR. Her primary research interests concern applied microeconomic questions in the context of developing countries. She is currently working on a quasi-experimental impact evaluation of contract farming in Ethiopia, Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, and Uganda and an experimental evaluation of a farmers’ extension program in Kenya. For her dissertation research, she studied the use of intermediaries in the maternal health sector in the Western Province of Kenya by conducting an experimental evaluation to evaluate the efficacy of financial incentives for Traditional Birth Attendants.
Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Rai worked as a consultant in the Education Department and Development Research Group of the World Bank.