Bindu works with the Education team as a Research Analyst. She is currently conducting research on the role and prevalence of private education in south Asia; and public spending and early childhood development in low and middle-income countries. Her research interests are mainly in longitudinal data analysis and life course research, specifically in understanding the linkages between schooling, health and life outcomes (sexual debut, pregnancy, marriage) among children/adolescents in low-income settings. She has previously worked with the African Medical Research Foundation (London) and World Education (Boston) managing their health and education portfolios in sub-Saharan Africa and India, respectively. She holds a Phd in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) .She also holds a MA in International Development from Brandeis University and BA(Hons) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi in India.