Simrin Makhija joined IFPRI in June 2014 as a Senior Research Assistant in the Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD) based in Washington, DC. She predominantly works on the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) and her research has been focused on the evaluation of agricultural technology programs. Her areas of interest include behavioral economics and impact evaluation.
Prior to joining IFPRI, she has worked on issues of rural employment and urban livelihood in India. She also worked as a Research Assistant for the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation (gui2de) and interned with the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) team at the World Bank in the summer of 2013. Simrin holds a Masters in International Development Policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, and a BA (Honors) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.