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Parul Agarwal heads the impact evaluation group at IFMR-LEAD and manages the organisation’s research portfolio in the space of financial inclusion. She is involved in designing and setting up experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation studies. These include evaluation of government programmes, programmes by development institutions and innovative products, services and delivery channels. Her research interests are labour mobility, savings and financial behaviour of the poor. She is a co-investigator on some of the related studies in various parts of India. Before joining IFMR in year 2010, Parul earned a Master’s degree in Rural Management from the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB). She is a graduate in Economics from Delhi University.
Posts by Parul Agarwal
Firm productivity has long been considered a key driver of economic growth. Yet there is little understanding of why the competition and innovation that fuels productivity growth in the developed worl...
- IGC Research on India
The need for financial literacy and its importance for financial inclusion have been widely recognised. Based on various research studies on financial literacy initiatives, this column outlines finan...
- Parul Agarwal
- 05 January, 2015
Migration for work is meant to benefit families of migrant workers. But what if the families migrate along with the worker? Based on visits to brick kilns in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Prade...
- Parul Agarwal
- 09 May, 2014
- Notes from the Field
Do poor people save? This column portrays the saving and financial behaviours and preferences of the poor. It recommends designing and marketing savings products that address the constraints they curr...