Prerna Mukharya | Outline India

Prerna Mukharya



Rajma Chawal

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Prerna does a little bit of everything. She likes data, research, and believes fieldwork builds character. She believes in the idea of independent, non-partisan research and hence our for-profit business model.

In the last 9 years, She has worked on developing a strong presence of Outline India across 9000 villages in 26 states and interviewing over 4 million stakeholders.

Prerna launched Track Your Metrics (TYM) - an easy-to-use tech tool for quick impact assessment by small NGOs, government bodies, and big funders equipping the former with means to secure more funding and the latter to hold their grantees accountable. The Android app/web-based platform aims to change the way we track and finance social programs at ~0 unit cost. 

TYM  won at an accelerator program in India and California and at the Dell startup challenge. 

She has conducted research for various organizations including, Asian Development Bank, IMPAQ International, World Bank, UN arms, The British Council, University of Chicago, Sesame Street, Harvard University, Mathematica Policy Research, American Institute for Research, Water Aid, Corstone India Foundation, CARE, Save the Children and Tokyo University to name a few.

Prerna was featured on Fortune magazines’ 40 under 40 list for her disruptive work with ground-level data in 2017 and again in 2018. She was featured among the top 25 businesswomen in India by Forbes magazine in their annual issue featuring women leaders running profitable companies in 2018. She was also among the top 40 women changemakers in the 2018 annual list released by India Today. She was listed among the 25 most powerful Businesswomen in India, by the BusinessToday, of India today group in 2019. 

In 2018, she was awarded the Chevening Fellowship at Oxford University by Rolce Royce and the UK government. She was also declared a Raisina Fellow in 2017, awarded by the Ministry of external affairs and ORF. She is an Australia India Youth Dialogue fellow, 2015. 

She has prior research experience working at Centre for Policy Research and holds an MA in Economics from Boston University.


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