Surya Banda

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Surya Banda is a Senior Policy Associate at J-PAL South Asia, where he works on scaling up the Targeting the Hardcore Poor (THP) program in different states of India. Prior to joining J-PAL, Surya worked as a Research Associate in Foundation for Democratic Reforms (FDR) where he led teams in conducting research for finding better policy alternatives. He also extensively advocated for policy reforms in fields such as education, healthcare, and political and electoral systems. 

Surya holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology.