Bhavani Prathap Kasina

Regional Director, Asia and Latin America at Innovations for Poverty Action

Prathap Kasina leads IPA's Asia and Latin America portfolio that includes Bangladesh, Myanmar, the Philippines, Peru, and Colombia. Prior to joining IPA, Prathap was the Associate Director of Research at J-PAL South Asia where he oversaw the execution of numerous randomized control trials. Prathap comes from Kakinada, a coastal town in Andhra Pradesh, India. He has a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.


  • Regional Director, Asia and Latin America

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