Melissa Hidrobo

Senior Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


Melissa Hidrobo is a senior research fellow in the Poverty Health and Nutrition Division of the
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She is an applied microeconomist working at the intersection of gender, agriculture and social protection. Hidrobo’s gender research focuses on how various interventions, including social protection programs, agriculture programs and edutainment, impact gender norms, intrahousehold dynamics and female autonomy. Her current work involves impact evaluations of nutrition-sensitive agricultural, social protection and edutainment programs in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, Ghana and Senegal. Hidrobo holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, US.