Agnes Quisumbing

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Agnes Quisumbing is a senior research fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), where she leads the Gender Cross-Cutting research theme. Before joining IFPRI, she worked at the University of the Philippines, Diliman and Los Baños; and at the World Bank. She co-leads a research program examining how reducing gender asset inequality may help achieve better development outcomes. Her research interests include poverty, gender, property rights, and economic mobility. She has worked on women’s land rights in Ethiopia, Ghana, the Philippines, and Sumatra and is currently engaged in impact evaluations of agricultural development programs, focusing on their impacts on gender asset inequality and women’s empowerment. She was a Fulbright-Hays Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Visiting Fellow at the Economic Growth Center, Yale University. Ms. Quisumbing received her PhD and Master’s degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines, Quezon City, and her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from De La Salle University in Manila.