She has over seventeen years of experience in the international development sector. Her work includes the design, implementation and evaluation of NGO interventions focusing on disadvantaged children and communities. Prior to 3ie, Neeta worked in several national and international NGOs. In her most recent assignment, she served as the Program Director for Children International, managing programmes in ten countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Her interest in evidence-based policies and programmes is grounded in these field experiences. She also has experience in grant writing and management. Key research interests include poverty research, especially issues relating to childhood poverty.
Neeta holds a Ph.D. in Childhood Studies from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Mumbai. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association.