Mrinalini Penumaka is an analyst with the World Bank’s Global Practice for Food and Agriculture in New Delhi, India. She works on projects related to rural livelihoods enhancement and community-driven development in South Asia. She specializes in rural non-farm employment, data analytics, and monitoring and evaluation. Before she joined the World Bank, Mrinalini was a fellow with The University of Chicago’s International Innovation Corps, where she designed and implemented solar mini-grid projects in rural Bihar. She completed her graduate and undergraduate studies at The University of Chicago.