Arja Dayal is Country Director of IPA Sierra Leone & Liberia. She joined IPA in June 2016 and previously worked as Research Manager for IPA Liberia. She came to IPA with multi-sectoral knowledge, working on projects encompassing education, health, nutrition and WASH, both at grassroots as well as policy level. She has experience conducting program evaluation using mixed methods approach and mobile data collection in Timor-Leste. Prior to joining IPA, she was a Teach for India fellow and worked as a Transfer Pricing Analyst with KPMG India. Her interest lies in economic development, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected states. She holds a Masters in Public Administration in Development Practice from SIPA Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Hindu College, University of Delhi.