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Dr. Vishal Dev SHASTRI
Senior Advisor, Monitoring Learning & Evaluation , Alive & Thrive/FHI360
NEW DELHI, India
International Development monitoring learning and evaluation professional with nearly 22 years of professional experience. Have worked on gender and woman's related issues viz. Women's health, Maternal & Child Nutrition, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Girls education, Domestic violence, Environment & Climate Change.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Presently working as Senior Advisor, Monitoring Learning and Evaluation at Alive & Thrive India.

Demographer, Health Economist, and Global development public health research professional.

Over 22+ years of strategic planning and program implementation, development of policy and advocacy strategies and activities, strengthening of community development approaches and designing and facilitation of capacity building and training programs for both government and NGOs.

Have worked with partners across government, UN agencies, bilateral donors, and international development support agencies, and other civil society actors including academia for over 20+ years on gender and woman's related issues viz. Women's health, Maternal & Child Nutrition, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Girls education, Domestic violence. Have expertise in program management, monitoring & evaluating donor-funded programs on Maternal & Child Health and Nutrition, Gender issues including women’s health & education, domestic violence; Strategic Communication including ICT, Rural Development, Education, & Climate Change domains in India, Tanzania & other South Asian & East African countries.

Demographer, Health Economist with a master’s degree in Economics, a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, India (2002).

Master’s Degree in Population Studies (Demography- with specialization in Health Economics) from IIPS Mumbai, India (1995).

Master’s Degree in Economics (Specialization in Regional Planning & Economic Growth; Optional-Environmental Economics) from Department of RPEG, University Teaching Department, Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, MP, India

Completed advance certificate courses in Bio-Statistics (“Advance Statistics for Life Sciences” and “Statistics and R for the Life Sciences”) from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Completed “Specialization in Data Sciences for Bio-Statistics” from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Completed certificate courses in Global Health topics (1- M&E Fundamentals; 2 - Gender M&E and 3- Knowledge Management (KM) in Global Health Programs) from Global Health e-Learning Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Served as an expert committee member (constituted by Statistics Division, MoHFW) for family planning ELA estimations for India and States,

Have authored several journal articles, book chapters, and scientific reports; and serves as a reviewer of several international journals. Semantic Scholar: https://www.semanticscholar.org/author/52195701
https://researchgate.net/profile/Dr_Vishal_Shastri/research

Specialties: Monitoring and Evaluation; Designing and implementing Sample Surveys, RCTs, Quantitative and qualitative research, Operations & Implementation Research; Capacity Building; Policy Briefing, Development of visualization tools, GIS maps and interactive dashboards, Development of offline and online tools (ODK, Kobo Toolbox, SurveyCTO, Google Forms, Microsoft Forms) to collect large scale survey data and routine program monitoring; Big data analytics using Tableau, R, Stata, SPSS, SAS and PowerBi; Advanced multivariate and multilevel analysis; Population and Family Planning Projections using Demproj, Famplan, LiST, and other demographic tools.
Education:
Ph.D. Population Studies (Demography) from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) Mumbai India. Area of Specialization: Reproductive health
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu
    Nationality:
    Indian
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-vishal-dev-shastri-phd-99981b2
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