Urmy Shukla

Director, Monitoring, Evaluation & Research
New York City, United States

Urmy Shukla leads the development and implementation of Trickle Up’s monitoring, evaluation, and research strategy, and supports global organizational learning. She joined Trickle up in October 2021 and is working to continue the organization’s long-standing commitment to using data for policy and decision-making.

Urmy brings over 12 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, and program development. Throughout her career, she has developed and delivered M&E technical advisory services to global organizations, NGOs, foundations, and private sector organizations. Urmy has also provided expert guidance on developing and executing M&E systems, impact evaluations, mixed-methods evaluations, and data collection plans. She previously led M&E capacity building at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia, directed a monitoring and evaluation training program for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and worked with the Centers for Evaluation and Results (CLEAR), a World Bank initiative dedicated to improving the implementation and use of M&E systems globally. She has most extensively worked in South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka) and Latin America (Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil), and has experience in both Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Urmy has a bachelor’s degree in economics and Spanish literature from Brown University and a master’s degree in economic development from the London School of Economics. She also has doctoral-level training in sociology, which provided her with an invaluable background in qualitative and quantitative research, and made her realize that her true calling is working directly with non-profit organizations to continuously improve monitoring, evaluation, and research. Urmy has a passion for cooking, and aims to learn how to make at least one dish from every place she visits.

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