Om Prakash Sharma

Om Prakash Sharma


O. P. Sharma is Fellow at the NCAER, specializing in primary data collection, field management, field training, coding and editing. He is currently working in the project ‘India Human Development Survey-III. Some of the other studies he has worked on include: Fertilizer Consumption and Quality Seeds, India Human Development Survey-I 2004-05, Rural Economic and Demographic Change in India, India Human Development Survey-II 2011-12 and Third Census of Handloom Weavers. Between 1988 and 2005, he headed the NCAER Field Office at Bhopal recruiting, training and supervising field staff and editing primary data.

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

SURVEY- Team Member | NCAER
Wage Employment and Migration

SURVEY- Team Member | NCAER
The Impact of Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Act on Household Welfare

Survey- Project Coordinator | NCAER-University of Maryland
India Human Development Survey-II

Survey- Regional Incharge (North East) | NCAER
Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)

Survey- Regional Incharge (North East) | NCAER
National Youth Readership Survey

Survey- Regional Incharge (North East) | NCAER
Third Census of Handloom Weavers and Issuing Identity Cards

SURVEY- Team Member | NCAER
Deployment & Professional Competence of Para Teachers

Survey-Team Member | NCAER
India Human Development Survey

Survey- Regional Incharge (MP) | NCAER
Evaluation of Kisan Credit Card

Survey- Regional Incharge (MP) | NCAER
India Science Report

Survey- Regional Incharge (MP) | NCAER
Domestic Tourism Expenditure study

Survey- Regional Incharge (MP) | NCAER
Market Information Survey of Households

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

Delivered lecture on “Data Collection and Cleaning” as a resource person in AICTE sponsored FDP on ‘Decision making using data analysis conducted by JIMS Rohini, Delhi on 25 August 2020.
Co-author of the paper “Who are India’s educational migrants?” which is selected for the poster presentation in the 2021 virtual PAA Annual meeting.
Co-author of the paper “Gone and Forgotten? Constructing Fertility Histories and Sources of Bias”, which is selected for the paper presentation in the 2021 virtual PAA Annual meeting.
Presented on “Primary Data Collection: Challenges and Strategies” at National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, July 23, 2018
Co-author of the paper “Measurement Errors in Fertility History and Their Implication for Fertility and Mortality Estimates”, which is selected for the poster presentation in the 2017 PAA Annual meeting, Chicago.


  • MS Office Computer Diploma, 1992
  • MA Economics Agra University, 1980
  • BA Economics Agra University, 1978

Research Interest

  • Human Development

Work Experience

  • April 2022-Present Fellow, NCAER
  • March 1996-March 2022 Associate Fellow, NCAER
  • 1993-February 1996 Research Associate, NCAER
  • August 1988-1993 Investigator, NCAER
  • January 1987-April 1988 Research Assistant, Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow