Florence Kondylis

Lead Economist, Economic Transformation & Growth Research Program Manager, Development Impact (DIME), Development Economics

Florence manages DIME’s unit on Economic Transformation & Growth. She joined the World Bank as a Young Professional and received a magistere in economics from the Paris School of Economics, a PhD in economics from the University of London, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Her main interests are in development, labor, conflict and agricultural economics. She founded and leads the Bank’s impact evaluation program in Agricultural Adaptations (AADAPT), which she runs in close collaboration with researchers and practitioners across a large number of donor institutions, governments, NGOs, and academic institutions. More recently, she started DIME Analytics to help generate and curate more, better data for impact evaluation. She is currently running experiments in the fields of agriculture, justice, infrastructure and transport, and natural resource management.

Featured Research
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    New Evidence Overturns Traditional Approaches to Agriculture Investment

    Feature Story, January 2017
    Increasing agricultural productivity will be critical to lifting rural households out of poverty. In this talk, Florence Kondylis featured impact evaluations of agriculture projects in Sub-Saharan Africa that are uncovering new ways to boost productivity and catalyze a rural transformation.
  • Impact Evaluation Projects

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    Gender Equality for Development

    The gender knowledge agenda assesses interventions that are most effective in reducing gender gaps in four key areas: (i) human capital, (ii) economic productivity, (iii) access to finance, and (iv) empowerment.
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    Through the use of rigorous evaluations, AADAPT aims to identify and correct the main constraints to adoption in agriculture.

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  • Climate Change