Akshay Kannan is a TRIP Fellow and Academic Tutor at Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP). He completed his M.A. in Public Policy from JSGP in 2020 and B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Kerala University in 2014. Before joining JSGP, he worked for 18 months as a Test Engineer at IBS Software, Kerala. During his tenure at JSGP, he had worked with organisations such as Mahindra Group of Industries (Policy Department), Centre for Development Studies, Centre for Land and Warfare Studies, RTE Forum and Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation. His principal research interests include Development Economics with a focus on human development and poverty, Governance and service delivery, and Impact Evaluation.