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Editors and Contributors

Accelerating Access to Quality Education




  • SUBIR GOKARN, Director of Research at Brookings India
  • ROHAN SANDHU, Research Assistant at Brookings India




  • IAN ANDERSON, Head of Education Ventures at Ark
  • KATE ANDERSON, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution
  • SHWETA ANAND ARORA, Director of The Education Alliance 
  • UNMESH BRAHME, Yale World Fellow and Country Director, Room to Read India 
  • KRUTI BHARUCHA, Country Director (India) at Ark 
  • POOJA BHATT, Independent Consultant, and most recently Asia Lead for Accenture Development Partnerships 
  • SHALINI CHANDRA, Director, Pedagogy, at the Study Hall Education Foundation, Lucknow 
  • ANNE-MUNT DAVIES, Programme Director of the Indian School Leadership Institute 
  • ASHISH DHAWAN, Founder and CEO of the Central Square Foundation 
  • AMBIKA GULATI, Middle School Head and faculty member in the Economics department at Sanskriti School, New Delhi 
  • SHARATH JEEVAN, Founder and CEO of STIR Education 
  • VINOD KARATE, India Programme and Partnerships Director at STIR Education 
  • SHIV VIKRAM KHEMKA, Executive Chairman of The Global Education & Leadership Foundation, and Vice Chairman of the SUN Group
  • RAJESH MALHOTRA, founding member of the National Independent Schools Alliance and the School Leader of Sainath Public School 
  • VENKATESH MALUR, President of the Sampark Foundation 
  • MAYA MENON, Founder Director of The Teacher Foundation 
  • RUPAL NAYAR, Co-Founder of Zaya 
  • SHAMIKA RAVI, Fellow, Development Economics at Brookings India, and Fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution 
  • DEVANIK SAHA, former fellow, Teach for India, has worked with STIR Education, Naandi Foundation and Monitor Deloitte 
  • URVASHI SAHNI, Founder and Chief Executive of the Study Hall Education Foundation and Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution 
  • SAMEER SAMPAT, Executive Director of the Indian School Leadership Institute 
  • VYJAYANTHI SANKAR, Senior Consultant with the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution 
  • JAMES TOWNSEND, Chief Programme Officer at STIR Education 
  • AMITAV VIRMANI, Chief Executive Officer of The Education Alliance 
  • SNEHLATA YADAV, primary school teacher at a South Delhi Municipal Cooperation School, in Andrews Ganj, New Delhi 




Subir Gokarn

Former Brookings Expert - Brookings India

Executive Director - IMF

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