Stuti comes with 20 years of experience in international development, and her current work at CIFF focusses on child protection, maternal and child health and nutrition, and neglected tropical diseases. Prior to CIFF, Stuti worked at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) where she led the organisation’s engagement with the Philippines government to set the country’s research agenda and build stakeholder capacity to improve the demand for and supply of high-quality evidence. Stuti has led the design and implementation of impact evaluations and evidence synthesis in India, and quality-assured evaluations globally, primarily Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and South-East Asia. Stuti is passionate about evidence-informed decision making and was instrumental in effective integration and monitoring of stakeholder engagement and evidence uptake approaches in research grants.
Stuti has also worked in a grassroots organisation (SRIJAN) implementing poverty alleviation projects in remote rural areas, and with an industry association of community development finance institutions. At the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Stuti played a key role in convening national stakeholders (governmental and non-governmental) to draft Indian microfinance sector’s first voluntary code of conduct that was unanimously adopted in 2011.
Stuti sits on the Data, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (D-MEL) Technical Expert Advisory Group for ODA Research & Innovation Funds, Government of United Kingdom.