Dinesh Kumar Tiwari

Dinesh Kumar Tiwari


Dinesh Kumar Tiwari is a Fellow at NCAER. He is an anthropologist with rich experience of primary data collection of large-scale social surveys, qualitative interviews and experimental data collection with special focus on field management, monitoring and supervision, ensuring data quality. He has worked with the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, the World Bank and the Center de Sciences Humaines, Embassy of France (Palanpur Study) in the past. At NCAER, he has been part of the India Human Development Survey (IHDS) team and participated in the data collection, supervision, quality control and data processing of IHDS-II and II-M, Migration Survey. He is currently working at the National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC), conceptualising and implementing experimental research of the Delhi Metropolitan Area Study (DMAS) and the Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey (DCVTS). His areas of interest include migration studies, ethnographic research, public health, and experimental economics.

Measurement Brief | NCAER National Data Innovation Centre
Improving Measurement of Women’s Work Participation: Sensitivity of Work Participation Rates to Questionnaire Design.
Neerad Deshmukh | Sonalde Desai | Santanu Pramanik | Dinesh Tiwari

Policy Brief | IHDS Website
A Glass Half Full: Changes in Standard of Living since 2012 
Sonalde Desai | Manjistha Banerji | Debasis Barik | Dinesh Tiwari | O.P. Sharma

Journal | Journal of Physical & Natural Sciences, 52: 64-75
Population Growth and Migration Perspectives in Assam. 
Dinesh Tiwari | Deepak Adak

Journal | The Anthropologist
Ethnobotanical Investigations of Some Medicinal Plants Availed of by the Gond Tribe of Naoradehi Wild Life Sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh. 5(3): 201-202, July
Dinesh Tiwari | Ashok Yadav

Journal | The Anthropologist
Health Profile among Lodha and Munda Tribal Children of Midnapur District, West Bengal. 3(3): 189-190, July.
Dinesh Tiwari | K.K.N. Sharma | V.S. Dubey

Book Chapter | Oxford University Press
“Public Services, Social Relations, Politics and Gender”. In Himanshu, Praveen Jha and Gerry Rodgers (eds.) The Changing Village in India: Insight from Longitudinal Research. Pp. 401-435.
Deepa Sinha | Dinesh Kumar Tiwari | Ruchira Bhattacharya | Ruth Kattumuri

Book Chapter | NCAER
“Who Participates in MGNREGA?”. In Sonalde Desai, Prem Vashishtha and Omkar Joshi (eds.) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation, 33-49.
Omkar Joshi | Sonalde Desai | Dinesh Tiwari

Book Chapter | NCAER
“India Human Development Survey?”. In Sonalde Desai, Prem Vashishtha and Omkar Joshi (eds.) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation, 165-171.
O.P. Sharma | Dinesh Tiwari

Book Chapter | Aditya Publishers
“Status of Women in Raj Gond Society: Demographic Perspective” [in Hindi] In Dr. Kalpana Saini and Dr. Ramesh Choube (eds.) Cultural Heritage of Sagar, Bina, Madhya Pradesh, pp. 164-169.
Manish Tiwari | Dinesh Tiwari | Deepak Adak

  • Served as Technical Advisor in the working group for the concurrent Monitoring System for telephonic data collection at ROSHNI-Centre of Women Collectives led Social Action (CWCSA) at Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, funded by Unicef. Link
  • Desai, Sonalde, Santanu Pramanik and Dinesh Tiwari. 2020. Preliminary Reports from the Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey (DCVTS) – Round 1, April 12, 2020. Link.
  • Oral Presentation leanings from three rounds of DCVTS at CORE NET Coffee Hour Session by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), ‘What is Informed Consent? August 27, 2020.
  • Participated in the National Conference on “Man in Biosphere” organized by Anthropological Survey of India, Ministry of Culture, Government of India at Nagpur, 2007.
  • Presented paper on “Health Seeking Behaviour of Raj Gond of Sagar District Madhya Pradesh” at National Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Population and Health organized by Shyam Institute, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 2007.
  • Presented paper on “Population Growth and Migration Perspectives in Assam” at National Seminar on Effect of Demographic changes in India organized by Department of Economics, Dr. H. S. Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, 2006.
  • Presented paper on “Traditional Hygienic Practices and Treatment among the Gond of Madhya Pradesh” at National Seminar on Tribes and their Indigenous Knowledge: Implications for Development organized by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 2006.
  • Participated in “XXIV All India Conference of Indian Social Science Association” organized by Department of Sociology, Dr. H. S. Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, 2004.
  • Presented paper at National Science Day Seminar on “Nutritional status among Lodha and Munda tribal children of Midnapur district, West Bengal” held at Dr. H. S. Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, 1999.
  • Presented paper on “Magic and religion among tribal societies” in Departmental Post Graduate Level Academic Seminar in the Department of Anthropology, Dr.H.S.Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, 1999.


  • PhD Anthropology, Sagar University, 2003
  • MSc Social Anthroplogy, 2000
  • BSc Anthroplogy, Botany, Zoology, 1997

Research Interest

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Rural Development

Work Experience

  • December, 2021-Present  Fellow, NCAER, New Delhi
  • October, 2013-November 2021  Associate Fellow, NCAER, New Delhi
  • May, 2010- September, 2013  Consultant, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi
  • April, 2008- April, 2010  Research Associate, Center de Sciences humanies, Embassy of France, New Delhi
  • July 2010-September 2010  Central Experimenter, the World Bank
  • November 2007-June 2008 Central Experimenter, the World Bank
  • April 2005-September 2005 Survey Supervisor, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi
  • June 2004-March 2005  Anthropologist, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi