Biography

Diva Dhar

Diva Dhar

DPhil in Public Policy Student (2018)

I am currently a Program Officer with the Measurement, Learning and Evaluation team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India. I work on research and evaluations on gender, child health and nutrition, ICT as well as health systems design. I was formerly the Associate Director at J-PAL South Asia for Evaluation Capacity Building and the Program Director of the Centre of Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) in South Asia, where I worked on strengthening M&E capacity in the region and promoting evidence informed decision-making. Previously, I worked for J-PAL and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) on several impact evaluations in India, Morocco and Bangladesh. I have also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, Planning Commission and other non-profit organisations in India.

I have a Master's in International and Development Economics from Yale University and a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Mount Holyoke College.