Nivedita Narain

Nivedita Narain is a research scholar at the Department of Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Delhi. She has a post-graduate diploma in rural management from the Institute of Rural Management Anand in India. She also a Masters in Professional Studies in International Development Policy from Cornell University in USA. Nivedita is Programme Director in PRADAN, a professional rural development non-profit organization in India ( She currently leads PRADAN’s initiative to work closely with the higher education sector, to introduce Development Practice as a new profession in India. As part of this, Nivedita leads PRADANs collaboration with Ambedkar University Delhi, and is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Development Practice. The main goal of this initiative is to strengthen the social sector through research, and the education and training of social change practitioners. She is on the board of non-profits and scholar programmes, and a founder member of the Institute for Group Facilitators. She may be contacted at