Mr  Punit Kumar Mishra

Population Council
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Address for Communication:
Flat-103, Tower-14, Exotica Dreamville, Gaur City-2, Sec-16C, Greater Noida (West), UP-201308

Nationality: Indian

Academic Qualification

MPhil, Demography, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 2011.
MBA, Marketing, Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok, India, 2010.
MA, Statistics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, 2009.
BA, Statistics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, 2007.

Position held

1. June 2022 to date: Senior Program Manager, Population Council, New Delhi, India.
2. April 2019 to June 2022: Lead RMLE, Piramal Foundation, New Delhi, India
3. September 2015 to March 2019: Senior Associate, RTI International, New Delhi, India


Mishra, P., Hegde, S., Ram, U., Pradhan, M., Basu, T., Dogra, V. (2020). District Factsheets: Health and Nutrition Indicators for the Tribal and Non-Tribal Population, 2015-16: Compendium.

Mishra P, Ray Saraswati L, Baker M, Mishra A, Bhandari P, Rai A, Chandan A, Crockett M, Pelly L, Anthony J, Shetye M, Krotki K, Kraemer J. (2020). ‘Know-Can’ gap: gap between knowledge and skills related to childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia among frontline workers in rural Uttar Pradesh, India. Trop Med Int Health, 25(4):454-466. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13365. Epub 2020 Jan 18. PMID: 31863613.

Mishra, P. (2012). Institutional delivery in India. Intrastate variations in Uttar Pradesh: 1998–2008. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Mishra, P. (2012). Poverty and public/private divide in institutional delivery care in India. In U.V. Somayajulu, G.K., Panda, R. Kar, P. Mishra, & Singh, K.K. (Eds.), Population, reproductive and child health: Perspectives and challenges (105–115). New Delhi, India: Serials Publications.


Punit Mishra is part of Population Council Consulting’s MLE team and leads the Research and Analyses for Scientific Transformation and Advancement (RASTA) initiative.
Prior to joining Population Council Consulting, Punit served as the Lead-Research, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (RMLE) at Piramal Foundation, where he managed the Aspirational Districts Transformation (NITI Aayog) and Tribal Health Collaborative’s RMLE portfolios. Punit has worked at RTI International and Abt Associates on different evaluation projects funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). His experiences in these projects include working with clients in the National and State Governments, multi-lateral donors, and non-profit organizations across India and Africa. He has also taught statistics and research methods courses at University of Delhi. He has conducted several training sessions on RMLE, data analytics and data quality audits (DQAs) for government stakeholders, partners, and program teams.

Area of Specialization

Public Health and Nutrition Research; Monitoring and Evaluation; Policy Research

Membership of other Professional Associations

Member, USAID Samagra Advisory Committee on MLE
Member, Asian Population Association
Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
Member, Population Environment Research Network

Punit Mishra is part of Population Council Consulting’s MLE team and leads the Research and Analyses for Scientific Transformation and Advancement (RASTA) initiative. He is a statistician, demographer, and RMLE expert with more than 13 years of experience in public health, nutrition, education, and WASH domains. He has designed and managed process and outcome monitoring systems and conducted evaluation studies measuring impact of several social programmes.