Nikita Taniparti

Nikita Taniparti

Research Manager

Nikita Taniparti joined the Center for International Development's Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2018.

Prior to joining CID, Nikita worked at the Institute for Financial Management and Research in Tamil Nadu, India. She worked on an impact evaluation to study the social network effects of providing access to microfinance in rural areas, and contributed to publications and conferences on financial inclusion policy.

Nikita also worked as the summer intern at the Ministry of Transparency in Brasilia, Brazil, where she worked on public procurement and corruption, using machine learning and national legislation to better target federal-level audits.  She was previously a consultant at the World Bank, where she worked on study design for impact evaluations on agriculture and farmer livelihoods in Rwanda.

Nikita holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master in Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School. She was born in India, but also calls the United States, Brazil, and Greece home. She likes writing, practicing yoga, and cooking.

Current Research/Projects
Western Australia