Clara Delavallade joined IFPRI in 2013 as a Research Fellow. Previously, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town (2010 to 2013)and the Executive Director of J-PAL South Asia (2008 to 2010). Clara received her PhD in Economics from the University Paris Sorbonne in 2007. She has lived and worked in India, South Africa and several West African countries.
Most of her research draws from randomized field experiments in India and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her areas of interest include human capital formation, drivers of motivation and their link with economic development, with a gender focus. She is currently studying various incentive-based and monitoring mechanisms improving service delivery in TB control and school-feeding programs. She is also working on innovative education techniques and life skills programs in India. Another set of her research investigates risk management (through weather and health insurance and savings).