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Sharnic Djaker

Sharnic Djaker

Research Scientist

Sharnic Djaker is a Research Scientist at the What Works Hub for Global Education at the Blavatnik School of Government. His research is centred on improving learning outcomes for children in disadvantaged contexts, with a keen focus on the psychology of information processing and decision-making. His current research explores how nuanced informational interventions impact behavior, which includes studies ranging from understanding evidence uptake by policymakers to providing report cards to teachers to target student learning outcomes. At the What Works Hub for Global Education, Sharnic plays a role as a co-Principal Investigator, alongside the Academic Director, in building a portfolio of research studies that include A/B testing and adaptive experimental approaches for optimising and scaling evidence-based programs effectively.

Sharnic holds a PhD in Applied Psychology with a concentration in Economics from New York University (NYU), where he also earned his MPhil in Applied Psychology. He has a BS in Economics from Shiv Nadar University in India and a Master’s in Education and International Development from University College London (UCL). Prior to his doctoral studies, he was a research associate at J-PAL South Asia. He has held consulting roles with prominent organisations such as the World Bank, where he conducted primary research in the measurement of COVID-related learning losses and impacts on human capital; the Jacobs Foundation, J-PAL South Asia; and the International Institute of Impact Evaluation (3ie), providing expertise on various education research studies.

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