Smriti Sakhamuri

Coordinator
World Bank
Smriti Sakhamuri is the Coordinator of the Social Observatory (SO). She manages research efforts that follow the SO’s principle of developing adaptive capacity, and implements them in World Bank-assisted livelihoods projects across India. As a research associate at the SO, she utilized her experience in research design and quantitative data analysis to implement a large-scale participatory tracking survey that measures community well-being and project implementation in Tamil Nadu. Prior to joining the SO, Smriti was a research associate at Development Analytics and assisted in generating capacity building tools for CABRI member countries’ agricultural and finance ministries, to conduct impact evaluations. She has also worked on multiple projects as a program associate at DevInfo, that ranged from establishing a global monitoring and evaluation e-learning platform to developing a multi-hazard mapping tool to aid government agencies in risk informed planning. Smriti holds a Master's degree in Applied Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics (with honors) from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

OTHER TEAM MEMBERS

OUR IMPLEMENTATION PARTNERS

Arvind Chaudhary
Secretary Rural Development, Bihar and Chief Executive Officer, JEEViKA
Government of Bihar
Kevin Crockford
Senior Rural Development Specialist
World Bank
Samik Sundar Das
Senior Rural Development Specialist
World Bank
Sitaramachandra Machiraju
Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist
World Bank
Babita Mahapatra
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, TRIPTI
Government of Odisha
Ajit Ranjan
State Project Manager Monitoring and Evaulation, JEEViKA
Government of Bihar
Parmesh Shah
Lead Rural Development Specialist
World Bank
R. V. Shajeevana
Former Additional Project Director, PVP
Government of Tamil Nadu
Shobha Shetty
Practice Manager South Asia
World Bank
D. V. Swamy
Former Chief Executive Officer, TRIPTI
Government of Odisha
Archana Tiwari
State Project Manager Social Development, JEEViKA
Government of Bihar
Vinay Vutukuru
Senior Rural Development Specialist
World Bank
Makiko Watanabe
Senior Social Development Specialist
World Bank

OUR RESEARCH PARTNERS

Kripa Ananthpur
Associate Professor of Development Studies
Madras Institute of Development Studies
Paul Christian
Economist, DECIE
World Bank
Karla Hoff
Lead Economist
World Bank
Vivian Hoffman
Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute
Shareen Joshi
Asst. Prof. of International Development
Georgetown University
Eeshani Kandpal
Economist
World Bank
Madhulika Khanna
Ph.D. candidate, Economics
Georgetown University
Nishtha Kochhar
Ph.D. candidate, Economics
Georgetown University
Ashutosh Kumar
Research Assistant
University of Arizona
Ghazala Mansuri
Lead Economist
World Bank
Ramya Parthasarathy
Ph.D. candidate, Political Science
Stanford University
Tauhidur Rahman
Associate Professor of Development Economics
University of Arizona
Paromita Sanyal
Associate Professor of Sociology
Florida State University
Slesh A. Shreshtha
Assistant Professor of Economics
National University of Singapore
Vaishnavi Surendra
Research Assistant
University of California, Berkeley
Cassandra Xia
Data Visualizer
MIT Media Lab