Urmy Shukla | Center for Victims of Torture

Urmy Shukla

Program Evaluation Advisor


Urmy Shukla is a research and evaluation professional whose experience spans political economy, economic development, human rights and global health. She is currently supporting the PATH (Partners in Trauma Healing) program as a program evaluation advisor. She has extensive work experience (12 + years) in project management, policy analysis and qualitative and quantitative research. Her primary research and professional interests have focused on the intersection of human rights and development.

Urmy was most recently senior knowledge management officer and project director for PRiME, a global monitoring and evaluation (M&E) training program for the International Fund for Agricultural Development. She has also served as senior training manager and program director for the CLEAR South Asia Regional Center, an initiative housed at the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) to strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems in the developing world. In this capacity, she provided M&E training and technical advisory services for partners in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Urmy has worked on evaluations for a wide range of partners, including the UK government, European Commission, UNESCO, the US Department of Health and Human Services, as well as local government agencies and NGOs in Ecuador and Brazil. Her academic training includes economics and political science, with doctoral-level training in sociology and human rights. Urmy also holds an MSc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics (with distinction) and a B.A. in Economics and Spanish Literature from Brown University (magna cum laude).



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