Rukmini Banerji

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Rukmini Banerji is the Chief Executive Officer of Pratham Education Foundation and has been with Pratham for 25 years. She has extensive experience working with children in schools and communities and in partnerships with different governments in India. Rukmini led Pratham’s research and assessment efforts including the well-known nationwide ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) initiative from 2005 to 2014. Originally from Bihar, Rukmini is now based in Delhi and in Pune.


Articles by Rukmini Banerji


indian fox in arid wasteland-India conservation

October 25, 2023
Greening ‘wastelands’ doesn’t guarantee a greener India
In pursuit of India's net-zero goals, wastelands are being repurposed for renewable energy and afforestation projects. This poses a threat to the diverse ecosystems they encompass and the communities dependent on them.
A chameleon on a branch-COVID-19

February 16, 2021
Lessons for nonprofits from COVID-19
A year since the COVID-19 crisis began, here are lessons on weathering the storm, and building resilient organisations.
anganwadi worker teaching children-primary education

January 24, 2020
Lessons from ASER 2019
Getting early childhood education right is critical to improving learning outcomes later in life.
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