Dr. Gustafsson-Wright has been a Guest Scholar at Brookings since 2006. She specializes in applied microeconomic research within the fields of education and health in developing countries with regional foci in Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. She has concurrently held the position of Senior Researcher with the Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIID) in the Netherlands. Her research encompasses several components of human development including education, social protection, health and labor. Some of her recent work includes impact evaluations of an early childhood development (ECD) program in the Caribbean and a health program that implements and subsidizes private health insurance to low-income groups in Sub-saharan Africa. In addition, she conducts research on innovative financing mechanisms for health and education including public-private partnerships and social impact investing. Currently, her work focuses on the challenges to scaling up ECD in the developing countries including the constraints around financing, capacity and quality of services, knowledge gaps and political support for ECD.