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Venkatanarayana Motkuri

Venkatanarayana Motkuri
Program Manager – HDRG

  • Key Areas: Domain of Human Development including Education - formal schooling and pre-schooling; Health - healthcare, nutrition, health expenditure, dimensions of child development; Sustainable development goals, Social development, Public/Social policy and Service delivery mechanisms.

Venkatanarayana Motkuri, PhD has over 15 years of rich experience in the areas related to teaching economics and research in the field of Development Studies. He has diverse research/projects based experience of working with national (such as CESS, NIRDPR, IHD, CII, Sigma Consulting and others) and international organizations (The World Bank, DFID, Oxford University).

At Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Conditions of Muslims, GoTS, as a member of its Data Definition and Analysis Group (DDAG) he was involved in developing ‘Index of Backwardness’ for socio-religious groups. For DFID, he prepared a Perspective Framework Plans for secondary education in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for implementing Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA). At CESS, he was engaged in preparing two subsequent Human Development Reports for the state of Andhra Pradesh, and Twelfth Five Year Plan Approach Papers for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. For Tata Sustainable Group (TSG) through Aequitas, worked on the concept of Social Capital. At Sigma Consulting, involved in studies on ‘Usage and Impact of Female Condoms controlling HIV/AIDS’; ‘Prescription Practices in Tertiary Hospitals’; and ‘Household behaviour related to Childhood Diseases’.

He has research published papers on Workforce in Healthcare Sector, Pharmaceutical industry and its regulations, Educational deprivation of children and Adult literacy.

Along with two edited volumes on his credit, he has more than twenty publications in reputed national and international journals and chapters in edited volumes. The latest edited volume is Adivasis in India (2016), published by Bloomsbury India. A chapter on health in ‘Health of Nation: India Health Report’ of Oxford University Press. His research work is published in journals such as Agricultural Systems (Elsevier), Water Conservancy, EPW, Indian Economic Journal, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Indian Journal of Human Development, and IASSI Quarterly.

His areas of interests are the domain of Human Development focusing on education, health, human and social capital, along with employment/labour, poverty and inequality, agriculture and climate change, regional disparities, development of marginalized and poor, social policy and affirmative action.

Motkuri is a post-graduate in Economics and Education and holds M.Phil and Ph.D. in economics (PhD is from JNU, New Delhi through CDS, Trivandrum).