Dr. Rachel Glennerster is a PhD economist and academic. Until 2017 she served as the Executive Director of J–PAL, and from 2017 to 2021 she served as the Chief Economist at the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and before that the UK’s Department for International Development. She co–leads the implementation of the quantitative research, leads on quantitative capacity building and co–leads the policy uptake work. Dr. Glennerster has published widely on women’s empowerment and child health and wrote a widely used guide to measuring women’s empowerment in RCTs and widely used textbook on field RCTs. She has experience taking research to scale in her policy work and as Chair of the Board of Teaching at the Right Level Africa which reached 4 million children in 2022. She will contribute to project design, intellectual oversight, and analysis.