Sharada Srinivasan is pursuing a DPhil in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
Prior to this, she worked at the World Bank Group as a Young Professional supporting operations on digital infrastructure in South Asia and East Asia and the Pacific regions. She also conducted research on digital development topics at the Office of the Chief Economist (Infrastructure Vice-Presidency) of the World Bank. During her tenure, she contributed to the World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives through background papers on the effects of data infrastructure and on the enablers and safeguards for trusted data sharing.
Sharada joined the World Bank from the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, University of Pennsylvania where she served as a Research Fellow. At 1 World Connected, a global research project, her research focused on the empirical validation of innovative initiatives that address supply-and demand-side challenges to improve broadband adoption globally. She was part of the UN-ITU EQUALS Research Coalition on Access, served on the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee’s Assessment Sub-committee and was part of the United Nations’ Dynamic Coalition on Innovative Approaches to Connecting the Unconnected.
She holds a Master of Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, as well as an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.