Naureen is a Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division (PHND) at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and a non-resident Fellow at the Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR). She obtained her PhD in Economics at the University of Oxford, and was an AMID Fellow at Bocconi University in Milan. Her research focuses on empirical development microeconomics, and within that sphere, on public and labour economics. Her research interests include incentives and accountability in the public sector, education, social protection, and technology adoption. Her work has focused on incentives and accountability of educators in China, Uganda, and Pakistan, as well as caste and learning outcomes in Pakistan, agricultural technology adoption and counterfeiting in Uganda, and nutrition and social protection in Bangladesh and Egypt.