Prakhar Jain is a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. His current research is focused on the intersection of urban sanitation policy and practice. Major areas of interests include utility management, institutional restructuring, water industry analysis, development, climate change politics, South Asia, United Kingdom, water policy in India and the European Union.
He has a track record of working trans-disciplinarily, trans-nationally, and trans-culturally to identify successful pathways to achieve timely solutions to complex water and sanitation problems. He has worked with Global Water Intelligence (GWI) in UK analyzing market trends for water and wastewater services in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Belgium, Ireland and South Korea and co-developing a water and wastewater capital improvement project tracker for the United States. He was a researcher with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) working on the convergence of inland navigation and integrated water resource management and conceptualizing a multi-modal transport model for Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin.
Prakhar has an MSc in water science, policy and management from University of Oxford and been trained as a Civil engineer, from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.