Anar Bhatt


Anar carries seven years of work experience in the development sector, spanning across social entrepreneurship and innovation, financial inclusion, local governance, food security, and rural development. She holds an MA in Economics from MS University of Baroda and is currently pursuing her doctorate at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad’s Food and Agribusiness Area. 


Prior to joining the doctoral programme, she was as a Senior Research Associate at Okapi where she worked with their clients like the World Bank, the British Council, and the Commonwealth Local Governance Forum to assess the Social Enterprise Eco-system and the Local Economic Development in seven South Asian countries. She also worked on a study supported by the Institute of Development Studies (UK) and MS Swaminathan Foundation (India) that aims to enable politically and scientifically informed debates for a new Food, Agriculture and Nutrition innovation policy framework in India. She has also worked with IFMR Lead, Intellecap, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.


Anar is an alumna of the 2014 Legislative and Governance Fellowship granted by the US State Department’s Professional Fellow’s Program during which she studied the ecosystem for entrepreneurs in Reno, Nevada.


She has a keen interest in New Institutional Economic theories and is currently working on the role of community attributes in the uptake of policy-driven climate change adaptation strategies in agriculture.


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Centre for Management in Agriculture

Academic Degrees/Education

Ph.D. Programme in Management