The Academic Alliance for Anticipatory Action (4As) is a global consortium of universities supported by USAID that is building the evidence base on why acting ahead of hazards and risks saves lives.
Komal Rathod is a senior researcher on the Academic Alliance for Anticipatory Action project. She designs econometric evaluations, analyzes data, writes research findings, and works with partners to draw lessons for programming based on the data. She also advises anticipatory action practitioners and university partners on evaluation designs and data analysis.
Prior to joining at Feinstein, Komal worked in international development in India, where she focused on financial inclusion, agriculture, livelihoods, and education. She has designed and implemented programs, set up monitoring systems for programs, conducted evaluations, and worked on a variety of research studies. On the whole, she has focused on understanding factors that influence the decision making of households in resource constrained settings.
She has a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University; a masters degree in development economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London; and a bachelors degree in economics from Stella Maris College, the University of Madras.