Dr. Leelavathi Palisetty
Advisor - Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Dr. Palisetty holds a Ph.D degree in Rural Development and having more than 30 years of works experience. Her unique combination of academic exposure relating to agriculture, social sciences and rural development; Dr. Palisetty’s edge over the other competent professionals was her proven track- record of meaningful application of her knowledge to a wide variety of issues, ranging from natural resource management, agriculture & watershed-development, poverty & rural livelihoods, food security, gender equity & participation of women, labour-markets, migration, girl child education, and local governance.
She was associated with many State Governments (AP, Telangana and Chhattisgarh), National (NIRDPR& GoI) International Organisations (UNDP & GIZ), and Corporate Agencies (Indian School of Business, Irrigation Engineering, Ananta Agro Farms, Indian School of Business) and have been exposed to global work culture. She also provided documentation support to few reputed NGOs of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.
Dr. Leelavathi Palisetty’s has vast experience in implementation of donor-funded projects such as the UNDP- funded ‘Sustainable Dry Land Agriculture by Mahila Sanghams in Andhra Pradesh’, the DFID- funded ‘Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihood Program’, and the NABARD-funded Comprehensive Land Development Programme. She handled amicably and deal with self-help groups, civil society activists, elected representatives of Panchayats, as well as on-field and off-field government functionaries.
Dr. Palisetty has rich experience in research-publication, documentation, program execution, project administration, and capacity building – at the State-level, as well as nationally.