Dr. Farzana Afridi is a Professor of Economics at the Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi) and a Research Fellow at the IZA (Bonn). Currently, she is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Department of Economics. Her research lies at the intersection of development and labour economics. It can be categorised into three broad themes: gender and social identity; human capital and governance. Afridi’s work contributes towards designing more effective transfer programmes, understanding the role of information in improving health and learning outcomes, and assessing the impact of identity and networks on performance, productivity, and labour market outcomes. Currently, she heads the Digital Platforms and Women’s Economic Empowerment programme, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to analyse and suggest measures that empower women through and on digital labour platforms. Afridi’s research has also been supported by the IGC, DFID, CAGE, The Weiss Fund, UNU-WIDER, the Hewlett Foundation, the European Commission, the Planning Commission of India, and Directorate of Education (India).