Avani Kapur Accountability Initiative’s new Director
The Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research (CPR) is delighted to announce Avani Kapur as the new Director of Accountability Initiative (AI). She takes over from Yamini Aiyar who founded the Initiative in 2008.
Avani will lead AI at a time when it is rapidly expanding its research portfolio in the areas of public finance and public administration. Projects include in-depth quantitative and qualitative studies on public health, education, governance institutions and budget flows across India.
Avani is currently a Fellow at CPR and has been leading the Public Finance research at AI. She is the driving force behind most of AI’s flagship research products, including the annual Budget Briefs and the PAISA surveys.
Avani is an alumna of the London School of Economics and Smith College, USA.
Yamini will continue to play a supervisory role and remain engaged in some of AI’s research projects.