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Dinesh Kumar Tiwari


Dinesh Kumar Tiwari is a Fellow at NCAER. He is an anthropologist with rich experience of primary data collection of large scale social surveys, qualitative interviews and experimental data collection with special focus on field management, monitoring and supervision, ensuring data quality. His areas of interest include migration studies, ethnographic research, public health and experimental economics.. At NCAER he has been part of the India Human Development Survey (IHDS) team and participated in the data collection, supervision, quality control and data processing of the wave II and II-M, Migration Survey. He is currently working under the project, National Data Innovation Centre towards conceptualizing and implementing experimental research of the Delhi Metropolitan Area Study (DMAS) and the Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey (DCVTS).


  • December, 2021-Present: Fellow, NCAER, New Delhi
  • October, 2013-November 2021: Associate Fellow, NCAER, New Delhi
  • May, 2010- September, 2013: Consultant, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi 
  • April, 2008- April, 2010: Research Associate, Center de Sciences humanies, Embassy of France, New Delhi
  • July 2010-September 2010: Central Experimenter, the World Bank
  • November 2007-June 2008:Central Experimenter, the World Bank
  • April 2005-September 2005:Survey Supervisor, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi
  • June 2004-March 2005: Anthropologist, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi


  • PhD Anthropology, Sagar University, 2003 
  • MSc Social Anthroplogy, 2000
  • BSc Anthroplogy, Botany, Zoology, 1997
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Rural Development