Diva Dhar

Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Diva Dhar is currently a Program Officer with the Measurement, Learning and Evaluation team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India. She works on research and evaluations on gender, child health and nutrition, ICT as well as health systems design. She was formerly the Associate Director at J-PAL South Asia for Evaluation Capacity Building and the Program Director of the Centre of Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) in South Asia, where she worked on strengthening M&E capacity in the region and promoting evidence informed decision-making. Previously, she worked for J-PAL and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) on several impact evaluations in India, Morocco and Bangladesh. She has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, Planning Commission and other non-profit organisations in India.

She has a Master's in International and Development Economics from Yale University and a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Mount Holyoke College.

Recent work by Diva Dhar