Suman Chakrabarti joined IFPRI in September 2011. He is currently working on several projects that cover topics such as assessments of large welfare social protection programs such as the Public Distribution System, operational research on nutrition interventions for women and children and convergence between the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the National Health Mission. He has bachelors and masters degrees in Economics and a post graduate diploma ‘Software Based Statistical Analysis’. His interest lies in impact evaluation and costing. He has been a keen debater and is the recipient of numerous awards in competitions such as The Annual National Human Rights Commission Debate and the Indian Model United Nations.