Fatema Patel


Research Associate

Fatema provides research, data analytics, stakeholder engagement, and grand management support for 3ie’s projects related to women’s empowerment, livelihoods, and adolescent development in India.

Prior to joining 3ie, Fatema was a Research Associate at Yale University’s Inclusion Economics India Centre (Previously, EPoD India), on a large scale randomized controlled trial related to women’s access to mobile phones. While based in Raipur, Chhattisgarh in India, she was engaged in intervention implementation, research design, and managing field and remote data collection exercises. She has also assisted on research studies sanctioned by the Government of Maharashtra, Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, and the Mann Deshi Foundation - the latter being an impact assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic on women owned micro enterprises in the non-agricultural sector. Fatema has teaching experience through her engagement as a teaching assistant at the Meghnad Desai Academy for Economics.

Fatema is the 2020 Gold Medallist of the Master of Arts-Economics programme at the University of Mumbai. In addition to research, she is interested in the leveraging data tools for social good.