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Rinku Murgai

Rinku Murgai is a Lead Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank, based in the New Delhi office. She has a keen interest in, and has published widely in the areas of poverty, vulnerability and public policy, encompassing poverty and inequality measurement; functioning of factor markets; and social protection design, delivery and evaluation.

In her work at the World Bank, Rinku has contributed to Poverty Assessments, Development Policy Reviews, Impact Evaluations, Lending Operations, and Country Partnership Strategies. Most recently, she co-authored a Systematic Country Diagnostic for India. She has worked closely with Government on issues related to poverty monitoring, strengthening of statistical systems, and design and M&E of safety nets.

Rinku holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Economics from Swarthmore College, and a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California at Berkeley.