Pallavi Nuka

Associate Director, Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance (JRCPPF)

216 JR Rabinowitz
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  • Impact evaluation
  • statistics
  • environment
  • development


Pallavi Nuka executes policy and strategy at the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance. Her responsibilities include financial, academic, and operational management. Prior to joining the center, she was the Associate Director of the Innovations for Successful Societies research program, which explores issues of governance and policy implementation in challenging contexts. Earlier, she was a Visiting Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School and a Research Coordinator in the Department of Politics at Princeton. She has a background in impact evaluation and has conducted research on governance, environment, and development. She has worked with the World Bank-Global Environment Facility's Evaluation Office, assessing the design, performance, and impact of the Bank’s investments, with a focus on climate change adaptation, conservation of biodiversity, and land degradation. From 1999-2001, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bangolo, Cote d'Ivoire. She is a graduate of MIT and holds an M.P.A. from Princeton University.