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About Madhu

Madhu Chauhan is a Data Officer at the Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab), at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. She is responsible for the collection and management of the live data for the International Network for Data on Impact and Government Outcomes (INDIGO) project. She supports the research team by providing essential and impactful data visualisations as well as bespoke analyses of INDIGO data.

Madhu has a bachelors’ degree with distinction in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the University of Pune, India, and a master's degree with a merit in social research methods and statistics from the University of Manchester.

Prior to working at GO Lab, Madhu has worked as a System Engineer at Infosys Technologies Limited. Additionally, she has worked as a part-time research assistant at the University of Manchester on two main projects that focused on employment in India. One on female unpaid worktime during the COVID-19 pandemic and the second on spatial analysis of teenage labour variations. She was also a teaching assistant for an undergraduate module on Global Market Research and two masters’ modules on Quantitative Evaluation of Policies and Interventions and Experiments and Methodology of Research Design.

Her research areas of interest involve causal inference and social impact evaluation of policies in the areas of education, gender inequalities and population dynamics majorly focused on the geographic south. Her passion in social statistics is a result of extensive volunteering and fieldwork in South Asia for gender equality and educational equity. Her volunteering experience extends to being a global youth ambassador for education equality for over years (2017-2022) which she tirelessly supported minority underprivileged schools in India to extend collaborations with non-profit organisations such as Teach for India, Infosys foundation and Theirworld. More recently she was as a youth delegate for the Decent Jobs for Youth panel at the UNICEF’s South Asia Youth Skills and Solutions Forum, 2019.