Sohini Chaparala is the Research Manager at IPA Bangladesh, leading a portfolio of research projects spanning multiple sectors and regions. Previously, Sohini worked as a Research & Policy Associate at EPoD-India, where she worked with state governments and private partners on evaluation of the national social safety net and youth skilling programs. Prior to that, she worked with IFMR-India on an evaluation of the impact of a micro-banking institution, with a focus on the impact on farm expenditure and yields. She has also consulted for a partnership to provide legislative support and implement development projects in the constituencies of Members of Parliament. She has an MSc in Economics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and was a visiting scholar at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.