Mitali Nikore

Founder

Mitali Nikore, a New Delhi-based economist, is a Development Consultant for the Indian Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank and a short-term consultant to the World Bank. She also holds the position of Assistant Director at the School of Economics and Commerce, Adamas University. In addition, she is a Global Shaper with the New Delhi Hub of Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. She is also an advisor to the Steering Committee of BRICS CCI Young Leader. She also manages and publishes on a regular blog titled "Irrational Economics" as a Columnist with Times of India, and is a regular economics commentator on India Ahead News. Focusing on infrastructure development, industries, MSMEs, and economic corridors, her work spans a wide range of sectors, both in South Asia and Africa, at the national and sub-national levels. Mitali has led research inquires on infrastructure financing gaps, gender-based discrimination, framing policy, and programmatic and project-level interventions. She is also a widely published researcher and writer with the Times of India, World SME News, Indian Express, and EPC World.

Meet the Team

Manvika Gupta

Research Advisor

Manvika is currently a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with UNICEF, New Delhi, and holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi. She has prior experience with a UK-based general insurer as an actuarial consultant in using statistical models to evaluate reserve bookings. She also has experience as a behavioral economist focusing on solving management problems using behavioral economics. She wants to use economic principles and data analytics to lead research inquiries in the social and economic space.

Khyati Bhatnagar

Research Advisor

Khyati, a public policy enthusiast, has been working in the Indian skill development and vocational education sector for the past two years. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, and a master’s degree in Public Policy from King's College, London. Previously, she has worked in the media advocacy space, handling pan India projects in sectors like Intellectual Property and Public Health. She is passionate about an in-depth analysis of policy interventions with regards to gender equality and wishes to develop structured domain and entrepreneurial skill development modules for enhancement of the Indian female labor force participation.

Poorva Prabhu

Research Advisor

Poorva is currently pursuing an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London. She has obtained an undergraduate degree in Economics from St.Xavier's College, Mumbai. She has previously worked as an Analyst with a Gurgaon-based Management Consultancy firm. Her research interests include gender and labor-related studies as well as infrastructure development in developing countries. She wants to be involved in developing policies that are backed by rigorous economic research.

Shivani Jain

Communication Advisor

Shivani is currently working as a Social Media Manager with India's oldest political party and holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Her strong vision and capability to lead a cause, led her to be one of the Young Leaders for Obama Foundation’s Townhall (India) in 2017 and Youth Delegate, India-China Youth Dialogue, Embassy of Republic of China in 2018. Previously, she has interned with UNESCO and worked with ADB as a communication consultant. She has also worked for Ms. Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan and with top PR agencies- FleishmanHillard and Zeno Group (Edelman).
She is passionate about reading and has her own blog where she reviews books. Her vision is to work for the world peace and developes her own space for discussions on the same.

Ashruth Talwar

Research Advisor

Ashruth is currently pursuing a Masters's degree in Economics from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Prior to this, he pursued an undergraduate degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi. He was awarded a Research Fellowship in his final year of under-graduation and undertook a study to examine the role of a financially included woman in her household's health outcomes. The findings of the study were presented to the Department of Economics at his college. Going forward, he is interested in exploring education and health-based issues and undertakes research in these fields to inform policy decisions.

Vidhi Narang

Research Advisor

Vidhi holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from NMIMS University, Mumbai, and is keen on working in the social development sector. She has experience in working with NGOs in the field of gender sensitization and skill development. She is pursuing a master’s in public policy from NLS, Bangalore, and wishes to be involved in formulating policies on gender-related issues and skill development.

Laboni Singh

Research Advisor

Laboni is a Research Associate at Nikore Associates. She had 2+ years of transaction banking experience with Citi and will soon be joining the 2020 cohort of the Urban Fellowship at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bangalore. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.

Chandni Ganesh

Research Manager

Chandni is the Editorial Team Lead at Nikore Associates. She is currently pursuing a BA in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology at St. Joseph's College, Bangalore. She also analyzes US politics for digital media houses based in North America and runs a social justice collective called Sabudana Things. Her interests lie in intersectional feminism and gender equity.

Mahak Mittal

Research Advisor

Mahak has completed her graduation in economics from NMIMS University, Mumbai. With a keen interest in infrastructure and gender development, she looks forward to pursuing a career in consultancy. 

Samarpita Banerjee

Research Associate

Samarpita Banerjee is an economics graduate from St.Stephen's College, Delhi University, and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in International Business Economics and Finance from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune. Her research interests include gender-based issues and development economics.