Shagun Sabarwal

Shagun Sabarwal is Associate Director of Policy and Training at J-PAL South Asia and Director of the CLEAR South Asia Centre. She leads J-PAL South Asia’s policy team in building partnerships with governments, donors, civil society organizations, and research institutions to promote the use of evidence in decision-making and scale-ups of successful social programs. She also provides strategic oversight and leads capacity building in monitoring and evaluation at the CLEAR South Asia Centre. Prior to joining J-PAL, Shagun was an Evaluation Specialist with 3ie and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Population Council. She completed her doctorate in public health from Harvard University.


White, H. and Sabarwal, S. (2014) Modelling, Methodological Briefs: Impact Evaluation 13, UNICEF Office of Research, Florence.

White, H. and Sabarwal, S. (2014) Developing and Selecting Measures of Child Well-Being, Methodological Briefs: Impact Evaluation 11, UNICEF Office of Research, Florence.

White, H. and Sabarwal, S. (2014) Quasi-experimental Design and Methods, Methodological Briefs: Impact Evaluation 8, UNICEF Office of Research, Florence.

White, H., Sabarwal, S. and de Hoop, T. (2014) Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs), Methodological Briefs: Impact Evaluation 7, UNICEF Office of Research, Florence.

Sabarwal, S., Santhya, KG and Jejeebhoy, S. (2013) Determinants of marital violence: findings from a prospective study of rural women in India, Economic and Political Weekly

SabarwaL, S., Santhya, KG. and Jejeebhoy, S. (2013) Women’s autonomy and experience of physical violence within marriage in rural India: evidence from a prospective study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

George, A. and Sabarwal, S. Sex trafficking, physical and sexual violence, and HIV risk among young female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India. 2012. International Journal of Gynacology and Obstetrics.

Priyadarshini, V. and Sabarwal, S. (May 2019) “What research reveals about about the impact of media on voting behavior.” Indiaspend.

Sabarwal, S. (March 2018) “Young women hold the key to skilling India.” Hindustan Times.

Puri, Y, and Sabarwal, S. (July, 2015) “Collaborating with communities to improve vaccine coverage: a strategy worth pursuing.” Evidence Matters, 3ie blog, 29.

SabarwaL, S. (November 2014) “Calculating success: the role of policymakers in setting the minimum detectable effect.” Evidence Matters, 3ie blog, 24.

Sabarwal, S. (March, 2014) “Institutionalizing evaluation in India.” Evidence Matters, 3ie Blog, 26.

Sabarwal, S. (November, 2013) “A pitch for better use of mixed methods in impact evaluations.” Evidence Matters, 3ie blog.