Eeshani Kandpal is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. Her research examines two types of financial incentives: (1) cash transfers to poor households and (2) pay-for-performance contracts with health workers and facilities to improve the provision of primary health care. She is particularly interested in design elements like the targeting mechanisms of cash transfers and optimal pricing regimes for health service delivery as well as spillovers from incomplete contracts or targeting methods. She is an associate editor for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and a lead author of the forthcoming World Bank Policy Research Report titled Financial Incentives for Effective Coverage in Health. Her work has been covered by NPR and VoxDev as well as several media outlets in India and the Philippines. Eeshani was born and raised in India and has a PhD from the University of Illinois and a BA from Macalester College.
Eeshani Kandpal is currently on leave from the World Bank.