Chanchal Kumar Singh was a Research Assistant at IDFC Institute. He was based out of the Patna office. He has worked in the development sector - as a coordinator on field studies and, subsequently, as a research assistant for seven years in Bihar. He has previously worked on projects at the Jameel-Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). He is currently pursuing his M.A. in Economics from Indira Gandhi National Open University and has a Bachelor’s degree from Magadh University.