Rachel Glennerster is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Division of Social Science at the University of Chicago. She uses randomised trials to study democracy and accountability, health, education, microfinance, and women’s empowerment mainly in West Africa and South Asia. She has also written on strategies to stimulate innovation, promoting more equitable access to vaccines, and the response to Ebola and COVID-19 pandemics. Recently, she was the Chief Economist in the Department for International Development, United Kingdom. Previously, she was Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rachel received her PhD in economics from Birkbeck College, University of London.