Aletheia Donald is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development and an Economist at the World Bank's Africa Gender Innovation Lab. Her research experience spans the study of poverty, social norms, labor and methodological work on survey data collection. Her current work centers on issues of gender and economic activity, including the effects of marriage, redistributive norms, mechanization, childcare, women's land rights and intra-household cooperation.
Before joining the World Bank in 2014, Aletheia was a Research Fellow at Harvard's Evidence for Policy Design, Head of Research at the NGO Empower Dalit Women of Nepal, and held a range of roles at Innovations for Povery Action, the International Institute for Environment and Development, Citigroup and Grameen Bank. Born in Italy, Aletheia holds a BA in Philosophy and Economics from University College London, an MA in International and Development Economics from Yale University, and a PhD in Economics from Sapienza University.