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.
- Double Standards: Ethiopia Must Solve its Internal Displacement Crisis. (9 January 2020). The Global Post.
- The Ruse of Repatriation: Why the Current Efforts to Repatriate the Rohingya back to Myanmar Will Fail. (12 November 2019). Kennedy School Review.
- Austerity Towards Us. (2 October 2019). Souciant.
- The Worries of 'Log Kya Kahenge?' on Mental Health. (11 May 2018). The Wire.
- What Happened when I Tried to Teach Harvard Undergrads about Inequality and Poverty. (5 January 2018). Quartz.
- Notre Dame Burst my Bubble. Let's Burst Harvard's. (15 November 2017). HuffPost.