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Muthoni Ngatia

Economist
Mũthoni Ngatia is an Economist at the Africa Gender Innovation Lab and the WBG Gender Group. Muthoni started at the Bank in 2015 as a member of the Young Professionals Program, and has worked in Social Protection and Labor and most recently in the office of the Chief Economist for Africa. Prior to the Bank, she was an assistant professor of Economics at Tufts University. Her research has looked at how social networks affect individuals’ behaviour in developing countries. She has an A.B. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. Mũthoni is the recipient of grants from J-PAL, PEDL, Kilimo Trust, and The Russell Sage Foundation among others.