Rukmini Banerji

Rukmini Banerji is CEO of Pratham, where she has been part of the leadership team since 1996. Since 2005, she has led the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER). In 2008 Rukmini was the inaugural recipient of the Maulana Abul Kalam Shiksha Puraskar Award conferred by the Government of Bihar, India. She is internationally recognised …

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Rachel Glennerster

Rachel Glennerster is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Division of Social Science at the University of Chicago. She uses randomized trials to study democracy and accountability, health, education, microfinance, and women’s empowerment mainly in West Africa and South Asia. She has also written on strategies to stimulate innovation, promoting more equitable access to …

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Madhav Chavan

Madhav Chavan is President and co-founder of Pratham. After obtaining a PhD in chemistry from Ohio State University and serving on the faculty at the University of Houston, Dr. Madhav Chavan returned to India where he worked in the slums of Mumbai as part of the National Literacy Mission. In 1995, as a result of …

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Kwame Akyeampong

Prof. Kwame Akyeampong is an Honorary Professor of International Education and Development at the University of Sussex, and co-chair of the World Bank and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP). He has published widely in international journals on education and development. His research interests cover teacher education …

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John Mugo

Dr. John Mugo is the Executive Director of Zizi Afrique Foundation. He is a seasoned researcher and policy advisor with a credible record of scholarship. He currently works on the holistic development of children and youth, to equip them with competencies for learning, working, and living. Based in Nairobi, John works on generating large-scale evidence …

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John Floretta

John Floretta is Director of Policy and Communications for J-PAL. He works with policymakers and J-PAL affiliated researchers, and staff to disseminate lessons from randomised evaluations and promote evidence informed decision-making and scale-ups of successful social programmes. John was Deputy Director of J-PAL South Asia during 2011-2015, which included working closely with Pratham.

David Sears

David Sears is Director of Finance and Operations at J-PAL. David has worked in international development for many years. His work experience includes five years in Morocco with the US Peace Corps and USAID, and managing World Bank and USAID-funded projects worldwide in the areas of small business development, industrial restructuring, and management training.

Bala Venkatachalam

Bala Venkatachalam is the Executive Director of Pratham USA. He was involved with Pratham’s programmes in India between 2003 and 2006 as National head of Operations and has previously worked across corporate finance, strategy consulting, and a technology start up as a co-founder. Most recently he worked with the Monitor Group in India where he …

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