Monitoring & Evaluation
Urmy Shukla is a development and M&E professional whose experience spans political economy, economic development, human rights, and global health. She has extensive work experience (12 + years) in project management, policy analysis, and qualitative and quantitative research. Her primary research and professional interests have focused on the intersection of human rights and development. Urmy was most recently Program Director at the CLEAR South Asia Regional Center, an initiative housed at the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) to strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems in the developing world. In this capacity, she provided M&E training and technical advisory services for evaluations in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. She has also worked for ICF International in the US and GHK Consulting the the UK (acquired by ICF International in 2012).
Urmy has worked on evaluations for a wide range of partners, including the UK government, European Commission, UNESCO, the US Department of Health and Human Services, as well as local government agencies and NGOs in Ecuador and Brazil. Additionally, her academic training spans economics, sociology, and political science. Her doctoral research focused on a meta-analysis of impact evaluations in the water and sanitation (WASH) sector, with the aim of developing a predictive model for the success of WASH projects. Urmy also holds an MSc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics (with distinction) and a B.A. in Economics and Spanish Literature from Brown University (magna cum laude). She is currently based in Mexico City, and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Gujarati, and basic Hindi. She seeks multi-faceted, rights-based and results-based approaches to economic development and social change.