Divya Mary

Senior Research Associate

Divya Mary is a Senior Research Associate in the Infrastructure and Governance (I&G) vertical at IFMR LEAD. Her current research engagements include the themes of agriculture, livelihoods, and access to finance. She is working on an evaluation of an app-based insurance product in Gujarat, an assessment of the national crop insurance scheme(NAIS) and a NABARD study on enhancing farmer incomes in Tamil Nadu. She is also working on a long-term randomized evaluation of a formal financial access model for low-income, rural households in Tamil Nadu. Divya holds an Integrated Master’s in Development Studies from IIT Madras. She has previously interned with the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai as a part of their Alleviating Poverty and Malnutrition project in collaboration with the University of Alberta, Canada. Her research interests lie at the intersection of small farmers and their livelihoods, health and refugee rights.