Suvarna contributes to the production of systematic reviews, replication studies, and evidence gap maps of research on the effectiveness of economic and social interventions in low- and middle-income countries. She provides research support at all stages of the review process, from literature synthesis to data analysis. She is currently working on rapid evidence assessment and outcome mapping for long-run food system interventions and nutrition.
Prior to joining 3ie, Suvarna designed and conducted lab-in-field experiments in Uganda and in the Dominican Republic.
She is trained as an economist from Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Delhi. Suvarna is finishing her PhD in Behavioural Development Economics from University of East Anglia, UK on the psychology of poverty, its effect on cognitive systems and risk and social preferences.