An interview with Paramjyoti Chattopadhyay, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, NITI Aayog

John Hoffmire: I remember when I met you at Oxford in 2015, feeling like you and I had similar interests and unusual career tracks that bounced us back and forth between working to alleviate poverty, management consulting, and public policy. Am I right about the unusual career paths?

Param: I’ve always been interested in both development

Poverty Alleviation Resource List

Center on Business and Poverty List of Recommended Articles and Books:

What the Poor Think of the Rich

Proceedings from the Oxford Business Poverty Conference

Why Do the Poor Remain Poor?

Inclusive Growth: Profitable Strategies for Tackling

Efficiently Measuring Progress Toward Poverty Alleviation

John Hoffmire: What did you have in mind that made you want to start Outline India?

Prerna Mukharya – Good data leads to robust policy making.

Before starting my journey with Outline India, I was a researcher working on grants with think tanks and universities. I realized that as a country we were receiving so much donor money,

Climate action and poverty alleviation must go hand-in-hand

For the first time since its inception 50 years ago, this year’s Earth Day, on 22 April, will coincide with the fleeting prospect of a lower carbon footprint, as the fastest economic slowdown the world has ever seen has grounded transport and closed workplaces.

The ‘new normal’ — as some are calling it — also comes

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