Bhavya Khare is a first year MPP student exploring how the interplay of econometric methods, social dynamics, and public policies can drive positive outcomes for both people and the planet.
Prior to Jackson, Bhavya worked at IDinsight, a global nonprofit specialising in data-driven insights for impactful development. During her time at IDinsight, she was a monitoring and evaluation partner for the Rockefeller Foundation, propelling distributed renewable energy adoption in India. She also worked with IWWAGE to support gender programming in India’s largest livelihood mission (NRLM) and consulted the Chief Minister’s office of the government of Punjab in India to develop decision-relevant monitoring systems. Before IDinsight, Bhavya worked with the Centre for Advanced Studies of India at the University of Pennsylvania to understand the effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns on livelihoods in India. She is adept at large scale data collection and translating complex data into clear actionable insights. Bhavya holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Ashoka University.
At Yale, she is invested to learn how to prevent environmental tipping points while fuelling economic health and equality. She is also a passionate dancer and theatre enthusiast who has volunteered with NGOs to explore how these can be used for improving awareness about social issues.