Sid Ravinutala

Sid Ravinutala

Former Research Fellow
Sid Ravinutala

Sid Ravinutala joined the Center for International Development's Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2016.

Prior to joining CID, Sid worked at Accenture and more recently at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) based in Uganda and the US. At CHAI, Sid worked on increasing access to HIV diagnosis and treatment by working with governments to design better programs and negotiating reduced pricing of commodities with manufacturers. Sid also worked as the summer and winter intern for the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India where he worked on redesigning fertilizer policy and contributed to the chapter on financial inclusion in the 2016 Economic Survey of India. 

Sid has a keen interest in machine learning and data visualization, and leveraging these techniques to design better targeted government programs and policies that promote inclusive growth. 

Sid holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Computer Science from University of Melbourne, and a Master in Public Administration/International Development from Harvard University. He was born in New Delhi, grew up in Melbourne, and loves playing squash, canoeing, and hiking.

Current Research/Projects Areas of Expertise
Assessing Rural Productive Capabilities
& Identifying Potential Products in Colombia
Economic Growth & Diversification
Complexity Analysis
How Industry-Related Capabilities Affect
Export Possibilities in Colombia
Machine Learning
Structure of Global Tourism   


Academic Research Projects