About me

I conduct rigorous research on poverty and development challenges in Asia and Africa, at the nexus of water, food, health and energy; using methods of program evaluation, micro-econometrics and non-market valuation. Gender, equity and environmental considerations are important components of my work.

My research contributes to advancing knowledge on methods in program evaluation and non-market valuation, and to improving understanding of ‘fractal’ vulnerabilities faced by the poor.

My work has been used by bilateral and multilateral development donors, and recipient governments to inform policy, and to adaptively course-correct ongoing investments and programs.

Most importantly, I contribute to building research capacity in low, middle and high income countries, by mentoring and advising early-career persons of all genders, who are interested in using economics to explore issues at the nexus of poverty, water, food, health, energy and environment.

My email address is sbalasubramanya[at]worldbank[dot]org