Shobhini Mukerji is the Executive Director of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)’s South Asia office, which seeks to improve the effectiveness of poverty programs by providing policymakers with clear scientific evidence. She works closely with donors, policymakers, civil society partners, and research institutions to promote collaborations to increase the use of evidence in decision-making and scale-ups of successful social programs. Shobhini has extensive research and evaluation experience, ranging from designing and managing large-scale primary data collection and analysis, to providing advice to organizations and governments on research design, monitoring, and evaluation strategies. Her research includes recently published papers on primary education interventions in India found to be highly impactful and at the stages of being scaled up across several Indian states and in parts of Africa, to reach over 40 million children.
Shobhini is on the Executive Board of CARE India, the largest non-profit in India focusing on empowerment of women and girls through programs in health, education, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response. Shobhini Mukerji holds a Master’s degree in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics (UK) with a focus on Social Policy and Statistics.