Parul Agarwal heads the impact evaluation group at IFMR- LEAD and manages the organisation’s research portfolio in the space of financial inclusion. She is involved in designing and setting up experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation studies. These include evaluation of government programs, programs by development institutions and innovative products, services and delivery channels. Her research interests are labour mobility, savings and financial behavior of the poor. She is a co-investigator on some of the related studies in various parts of India.
Before joining IFMR in year 2010, Parul earned a Masters degree in Rural Management from the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB). She is a graduate in Economics from Delhi University.