Kartika Bhatia


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    Dr. Bhatia is an applied economist whose research interests include the Economics of Education, Political Economy, and Development Economics. With substantial research and operational experience, she specializes in evaluating complex education programs in low- and middle-income countries. Her methodology integrates quantitative methods such as quasi-experimental evaluations and randomized controlled trials, utilizing existing survey and administrative datasets. Kartika's research encompasses lower and middle-income contexts, with a primary focus on assisting practitioners and policymakers in translating evidence into policy decisions.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

    Education/Academic qualification

    Economics, Doctorate, Political Economy of Maoist Conflict in India, University of Toulouse

    1 Aug 20101 Dec 2015

    Award Date: 1 Dec 2015

    Economics, MA, Economic Theory and Econometrics, University of Toulouse

    1 Sept 200931 Jul 2010

    Award Date: 31 Jul 2009

    Economics, MA, Economics, University of Delhi

    1 Aug 200631 Jul 2008

    Award Date: 31 Jul 2008

    External positions

    Research Affiliate, Institute for Fiscal Studies

    1 Nov 202331 Oct 2024

    Research and Evaluation Advisor, A Society for Promotion of Inclusive and Relevant Education (ASPIRE)

    1 Oct 2023 → …


    • HB Economic Theory
    • L Education (General)
    • JQ Political institutions Asia
    • LB1501 Primary Education
    • LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools


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