I am an Indian development sector professional, currently based in Cape Town. I completed my masters in economics, and work in policy development and program design & implementation. I have over 6 years of experience across sectors such as education, livelihoods, labour markets, energy, and financial inclusion. I have assisted governments and donor agencies in design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of results-based development programs. In the energy space, I have advised policymakers as well as private players on matters of policy, pricing, clean energy, performance improvement, and access related issues. Within my areas of work, I have witnessed that a sound social protection framework can prepare the ground for lasting gains in the broader socio-economic development space. That is why I volunteered as a contributing writer and Ambassador for the SocialProtection.org platform. I am interested in collaborating to build innovative and evidence-based solutions to the development issues we face today.