Associate Director – Policy, J-PAL South Asia


Sharanya leads strategic planning and day-to-day management of the policy vertical at J-PAL South Asia and provides strategic oversight to the different sector teams.

Concurrently, Sharanya leads the Labor Markets and Firm sector teams at J-PAL South Asia. As part of this mandate, she leads engagements with governments, civil society organizations and private partners to forge new research partnerships, disseminate insights from global evidence and catalyse evidence use in these sectors.

Further, Sharanya manages J-PAL SA’s partnership with the Government of Punjab (India) which aims to institutionalise an evidence informed approach to policymaking through research, capacity building and policy collaborations.