Dr. Niranjan Saggurti, PhD, a demographer, statistician and public health researcher with more than 20 years of experience in program and policy oriented research and evaluations with a special focus on sexual and reproductive health in India. Dr. Saggurti currently provides technical and strategic oversight to Council’s research, evaluation and implementation science work. Prior to this, Dr. Saggurti worked as Senior Program Officer with the Measurement, Learning and Evaluation team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Currently, he is on several core committees of the Indian government, including India FP2020, Ending PMTCT, RMNCAH Coalition and provides technical advisory to a number of research-based NGOs in New Delhi. Dr. Saggurti has published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has implemented numerous interventions testing their efficacy and sustainability.