Aparajita Goyal is a Lead Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist, Africa Region of the World Bank. Her work focuses on microeconomic issues of development, with a particular emphasis on poverty reduction, agriculture productivity, and digital economy. She has worked on operations, policy advice, and analytical activities in Latin America, Africa, and South Asia. Her research has been published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Development Economics, and has also been featured in popular press such as Frontline, The Economist, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Within the World Bank, she has previously worked in the Development Economics Research Group and the Agriculture, and Poverty Global Practices since joining the Young Professionals Program. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland, an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India.