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Ramya Padmanabhan
Senior Consultant , Tamil Nadu
Chennai, India
I'm an experienced research professional, who brings to the table an innate passion for Developmental research, bolstered by an education that includes a Masters in International Affairs, 10 years of experience in the Developmental sector and an array of relevant skill sets including primary, secondary research, qualitative and quantitative analysis and insight driven recommendations to name a few
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Government/Governance, Reforms, Corruption
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
. 10 years of professional experience in all facets of corporate research including Public Sector, Healthcare, Sustainability, Energy & Environment, Education, and the applicability of Information Technology across various sectors.
. Research skill set includes secondary and primary research, strategic analysis, and qualitative research including industry analysis policy research, trends analysis and quantitative research including statistical analysis and forecasting, competitor analysis and account planning.
. Masters in International Affairs and Political Science from Marquette University, Wisconsin USA.
Education:
. Marquette University (Wisconsin, USA) – MA International Affairs & Political Science GPA 3.5/4 August 2004 - May 2006
. Awarded “above average” in the final examination and viva. Was among 3 students in the entire batch awarded this rating
. Recipient of more than 50% merit based Financial Aid during the entire course of the program
. Stella Maris College (Chennai Tamil Nadu) – MA International Studies Distinction
June 2002- April 2004
. Awarded a distinction at the end of the degree
. Was awarded the best student prize for academic performance at the end of the First year of the course
. Stella Maris College ( Chennai Tamil Nadu) BA Economics First Class
June 1999- April 2002
Affiliations and Achievements:
I was privileged to be a part of the research publication “Capitalizing on the Power of Knowledge”, an extensive research paper, whose core focus area was on:
• The Higher Education market in India; its potential both in terms of human capital, as well as financial return on investment
• The future of higher education in terms of harnessing India’s invaluable human capital to create a knowledge driven economy, that the nation can tap into as it looks to transform from a soft power to a hard power.

I have also completed an internship with the Centre for Security Analyses (Chennai), culminating in a thought paper on the Balkan conflict.

I have presented a paper at the 2005 ISA Midwest Conference held at Missouri titled " SAARC and ASEAN in comparative perspective."

Available for:
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Tamil
    Nationality:
    Indian
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