Our Portfolio

We work with diverse areas of development. Our research and projects reflect our primary goal to impact policy, and through it practice, with a view to ensuring equitable and sustainable development.

Strategic Action Plan for Eliminating Child Marriages in states of AP and Telangana

This study seeks to provide a Strategic Action Plan for elimination of Child Marriages in the states of AP and Telangana by providing evidence-based policy suggestions. The study is ongoing.

Accessibility of Job Oriented Vocational Training among Young Women in states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

The study aims to analyze the Job Oriented Vocational Trainings from the perspective of young women in states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with the aim to foster knowledge sharing and identify action areas towards furthering the skilling agenda for young women.

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FOCUS AREAS

TEAM

Dr. Vijay Kumar | PLF

Prof. Vijay Kumar

Chief Executive Officer and Program Director of the Childhood and Youth Centre
Prof. Vijay Kumar is the Chief Executive Officer and Program Director of the Childhood and Youth Centre at Poverty Learning Foundation. His specialized research is in using Implementation Science for better results...Read More
N.L Narasimha Reddy | PLF

N.L Narasimha Reddy

Programme Director - Governace & Institutions
N.L Narasimha Reddy is the Programme Director - Governace & Institutions at Poverty Learning Foundation...Read More
Dr. P. J. Ram | PLF

Dr. P. J. Ram

Senior Consultant
Dr. P. J. Ram is a Senior Consultant at Poverty Learning Foundation. He has extensive national and international experience as an academic and public servant. Prior to academic career, Ram was an officer of Indian Economic Service, trained and worked at different ministries...Read More
Dr. Joseph L. Plakkoottam | PLF

Dr. Joseph Plakkoottam

Program Director-Water, Climate and Natural Resources
Dr. Joseph L. Plakkoottam, is a Senior Fellow with PLF. His current research interests include climate change and water management, and sustainable legacies of development projects...Read More
Shandilya Adipudi | PLF

Shandilya Adipudi

Consultant
Shandilya Adipudi is a technology entrepreneur with 14 years of experience in the analytics space. He has previously...Read More
Madhuri Newale | PLF

Madhuri Newale

Consultant
Madhuri Newale is a management graduate with over 24 years of experience in rural development projects in over 9 states...Read More
Rama Sen | PLF

Rama Sen

Consultant
Rama Sen is a development practitioner with 18 years of teaching experience in Delhi Public School, Hyderabad and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Nivedita...Read More
Sree Pruthvi B | PLF

Sree Pruthvi B

Research Manager
Sree Pruthvi B is a Research Manager at Poverty Learning Foundation. Her current area of research is in the Poverty and Inclusion vertical with focus on policy challenges of internal migration in India...Read More
Harshita Sakhamuri | PLF

Harshita Sakhamuri

Research Associate
Harshita Sakhamuri is a Research Associate at Poverty Learning Foundation. Her current area of research is in the Childhood and Youth Vertical on understanding the legal and institutional provisions...Read More
Akshita Kanthala | PLF

Akshita Kanthala

Research Associate
Akshita Kanthala is a Research Associate at Poverty Learning Foundation. Her current area of research is in the Childhood and Youth Vertical...Read More
Raja Priyatham T | PLF

Raja Priyatham T

Research Associate
Raja Priyatham T is a Research Associate at Poverty Learning Foundation. He holds a Master's Degree in Development Studies from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and a Bachelor's Degree...Read More
Dr. Vijay Kumar P | PLF

Dr. Vijay Kumar P

Research Associate
Dr. Vijay Kumar P is a Research Associate at Poverty Learning Foundation. He holds a Ph.D in Rural Development from S.K University, Ananthapur. His current area of research is in the Childhood and Youth...Read More
Varshita S | PLF

Varshita S

Research Associate
Varshita S is a Research Associate in Poverty Learning Foundation. She holds a Masters degree in Development Studies. She has previously worked on livelihoods...Read More
N. Jahnavi | PLF

N. Jahnavi

Research Intern
N. Jahnavi is a Research Intern at Poverty Learning Foundation. Her current area of research is in the Childhood and Youth Vertical...Read More

CHAIRMAN SPEAKS

Shri S.P Tucker IAS (Retd.) is the Chairman and Chief Mentor of Poverty Learning Foundation (PLF). In his previous role as the Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh, he played a pivotal role in building Vision for the state, setting up the Vision Management Unit, designing Smart Village and Smart Ward Programme and initiating measures for...

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