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Jyotsna (Jo) Puri

Deputy Executive Director and Head of Evaluation

Dr. Jyotsna (Jo) Puri leads 3ie’s evaluation team and is head of office. Jo is a member of 3ie’s senior management team, leads 3ie’s open, thematic and policy related grant windows and is also responsible for fund raising.

Email: jpuri(at)3ieimpact.org Download CV (218.6 KB)

Previous Experience

Jo Puri has over fifteen years of experience in evaluation and evidence-based policy and has worked earlier at the World Bank and the United Nations. Previously she was Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University and adjunct faculty at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Jo’s main work in the evidence-policy spectrum has been in poverty, agriculture, environment, infrastructure, health and energy. She has worked and engaged with national governments in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and led several inter-agency evaluations. She has advised and developed evaluation systems for several organizations including the MacArthur Foundation, UNICEF, the Millennium Villages Project (Columbia University), UNDP and GEF.

Jo is the lead author of a book on development indicators produced by UNDP and co-edited a book discussing implications of climate change commitments for developing countries. She is a contributing author and reviewer for UNEP’s Green Economy Report. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Agriculture and Resource Economics, and a Masters in Development Economics.

Selected publications