Seemanti works in the Evidence & Experimentation team, helping mission teams in the innovation research process and translating that research into policy and practice.

Prior to this, Seemanti worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Department of Economics, University of Glasgow, where she worked in the area of international development. She designed, conducted and analysed RCTs in education, focussing on improving school outcomes of disadvantaged children in South Asian countries.

Seemanti has also worked in the Urban Economics Department at University of Glasgow, where she focussed on evaluating the mental health impact of a holistic urban regeneration program in Glasgow that spanned across 10 years.  

Seemanti has a masters and a PhD in Economics from University of Glasgow, where she designed and conducted field experiments to study the impact of adversity on socioemotional development of disadvantaged children in India. She got my BSc in Economics from St. Xavier’s College (University of Calcutta) and started her career with the investment banking industry where she worked for 5 years as a risk specialist.