Sanjana Malhotra | Research Associate

Sanjana Malhotra is a Research Associate at the Accountability Initiative (AI). Her work is focused on public administration and state capacity.

Prior to joining AI, she has worked in a variety of roles. As Director of Development and Strategy at Khushi Baby, she helped develop a culturally-appropriate, wearable digital health record to track immunisations and antenatal health care services at the last-mile. Along with the team, she received the Wearables for Good Award from UNICEF, participated in UNICEF Innovation’s first incubator program, and was a Co-Principal Investigator for a $250k research grant from 3ie.

Malhotra has also worked as a Research Associate to Professor Esther Duflo at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) to study an incentive-based intervention to improve immunisation rates in rural Haryana.

Most recently, she has worked within the government in Rajasthan. As a Zila Swachh Bharat Prerak (supported by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Tata Trust), she worked within the Jodhpur district government to improve the implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin. Subsequently, she worked with the Mission Director, National Health Mission – Rajasthan, on e-Upkaran (Rajasthan’s health equipment management system) and the Health and Wellness Centres established under the Ayushman Bharat Mission.

Malhotra completed her Bachelor’s degree at Columbia University.