Prerna Mukharya

Prerna is the founder of Outline India, an organisation about social impact through data.

In three years of operations, focusing on the development sector, Outline India has worked across 17 states and reached out to over 15,000 people (12,000 of whom are from rural and remote parts of India) on the ground one-on-one and generated over 3000 days of employment for individuals with little or no college education.

Prerna believes that by working with academics, think tanks, universities and by extension, the Government, and via our connect with people, Outline India can catalyse the process of social change. Outline India engages in providing on-ground intelligence such as data collection, monitoring and evaluation, piloting interventions, analytics and generating qualitative and quantitative insights.

The work of Outline India feeds into policy analysis, fund disbursal of donor agencies, philanthropists looking to invest, CSR agencies, academics designing interventions, among other things.

Prerna holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Boston University. Her prior research includes work at the Centre for Policy Research, Harvard, and MIT.