Shagun Sabarwal

Director of Policy, Training and Communications, J-PAL South Asia

Shagun Sabarwal is Director of Policy, Training and Communications at J-PAL South Asia, and Director of the CLEAR South Asia Centre.

She leads the advancement of J-PAL South Asia’s partnerships with governments, donors, civil society organizations, and J-PAL affiliates to establish new research, disseminate policy lessons, and scale up successful social programs. She also provides strategic and technical leadership to J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia’s capacity building engagements, working closely with public, private, and social sector stakeholders to build a strong monitoring and evaluation ecosystem in South Asia. She is currently a principal investigator for research on the adaptation of the Graduation approach by governments, and on enhancing frontline health worker motivation and performance in India.

Prior to joining J-PAL, Shagun was an Evaluation Specialist with 3ie and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Population Council. Her previous work has included research on maternal and child health, adolescent health, and intimate partner violence. She completed her doctorate in public health from Harvard University.