Much work has been done to improve India's development but even more needs to be done: India still ranks 136th on the United Nations Human Development Index. Through its data and research, NCAER hopes to illuminate India's paths to development.
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Debasis Barik

Debasis Barik is an Associate Fellow at NCAER, working with the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) team. His research interests lie in public health, demography, migration, gender, labour and social security. His dissertation was centered on the health and economic implications of ageing population in Indian states. His current research focuses on health and health systems.  His other research interests include analysing the issues arising out of demographic transition in India. 

 
Tarujyoti Buragohain

Tarujyoti Buragohain is an Associate Fellow at NCAER., Her research interests include infrastructure and energy issues. She has written several project reports for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Ministry of Human Research Development.  She has been a member of the Advisory Committee for Monitoring and Evaluation of Solar Photovoltaics in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy,  a member of the Research Advisory Committee on Tribal Development Research in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and is a life member of Bhartiya Arthik Shodh Sansthan and the Input–Output Research Association.

 
Pallavi Choudhuri

Pallavi Choudhuri is an Associate Fellow with broad research interests in Financial Economics, Development Economics, and Applied Micro-Econometrics. At NCAER, she has worked on examining the pace of business regulatory reforms and on assessing challenges to skill development and workforce participation. Currently she is part of the core research team for the National Data Innovation Centre at NCAER. Prior to joining NCAER, Choudhuri taught courses in Economics and Finance at the Grand Valley State University and the University of Wyoming. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of Wyoming, where her research focused on risks and regulation in the U.S. banking industry.

 
Sonalde Desai

Sonalde Desai is a Senior Fellow at NCAER with a joint appointment as Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland.  She is a demographer whose work deals primarily with human development in developing countries with a particular focus on gender and class inequalities. While most of her research focusses on India, she has also undertaken comparative studies across South Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.  She has published articles in a wide range of sociology and demography journals. At present, she is leading a large national representative panel survey, India Human Development Survey, at NCAER.