Shagun Sabarwal is Director of Policy, Training, and Communications at J-PAL South Asia. She leads J-PAL SA’s engagements with governments, donors, and civil society organizations to initiate new research, disseminate policy lessons, and scale up evidence-based programs. Shagun provides technical and strategic direction to partnerships, including the Development Monitoring & Evaluation Office (DMEO) at NITI Aayog, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), and the State Governments of Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab. She is currently leading J-PAL South Asia’s role as a knowledge partner to the Government of Bihar for the scale-up of the Graduation approach. Shagun completed her doctorate in public health at Harvard University.