Sahithya Venkatesan

Research Associate

Sahithya joined Accountabilty Initiative in 2016 as the Research Associate on the PAISA for Panchayats study which seeks to unpack the funding and expenditure patterns at the local level to determine the extent of decentralization. Prior to joining AI she was working as a Research Associate with J-PAL South Asia on a Randomized Control Trial for a behavioral health project. She has also interned extensively with Transparent Chennai, an organisation attempting to bring in greater transparency in urban service delivery through spatial data and engaged civic action.


She graduated with a Masters in Development Studies from IIT Madras in 2015.