Professor A K Shiva Kumar

Ashoka University & The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

A K Shiva Kumar (Shiv) is a development economist and evaluator who works on issues related to human development including poverty, health, nutrition, basic education, and the rights of women and children. He is Co-Chair of the Know Violence in Childhood – a global learning initiative that is synthesizing evidence to advocate for ending violence. He teaches economics and public policy as a visiting faculty member at Ashoka University, India and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Shiv is an alumnus of Bangalore University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad as well as Harvard University from where he did his Masters in Public Administration and Ph.D in Political Economy and Government.