Abhishek Deshwal is a Research Associate at J-PAL South Asia, where he works on the Jharkhand Electrification Project. The project is evaluating the impact of an accelerated rural electrification drive in Jharkhand on the revenues of the partner distribution company. He has previously interned at the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) in Patna, where he tried to reconcile the poverty trends in Bihar with changes in the structure of employment. Prior to this, he interned at the Centre for Civil Society, Delhi.
Abhishek holds a master’s degree in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and a bachelor’s degree from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.