Programme Head
Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR)

Parul heads and manages IFMR LEAD’s research portfolio in the space of financial inclusion. She is involved in designing and implementing experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation studies. These include evaluation of government programs, initiatives by development institutions, and innovative financial products, services and delivery channels. She is also engaged with policy-oriented research at IFMR LEAD. Parul’s research interests include labour mobility, product suitability and digital financial services. She is a co-investigator on some of the related studies in various parts of India, and now Bangladesh. As the head of the financial inclusion portfolio, Parul works in close collaboration with policymakers, practitioners, donors and academia across the globe.