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Gayatri Koolwal is a consultant with the World Bank in the Development Development Economics Research Group (Agricultural and Rural Development). She holds a PhD in Economics from Cornell University and has worked on several research projects on microfinance, including recent work examining the long-term impacts and effectiveness of microfinance programs in Bangladesh.  She has several publications in academic journals, as well as a recent book co-authored with Shahidur Khandker and Hussain Samad, Handbook on Impact Evaluation : Quantitative Methods and Practices. She has also worked on many studies examining rural infrastructure access (roads, water, electricity) in developing countries.