Associate In Research
Siddharth Dixit is an Associate in Research at the Duke Center for International Development (DCID). He holds a Master in International Development Policy (MIDP) from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, with a graduate certificate in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a Bachelors in Engineering (Mechanical) from Manipal Institute of Technology, India. He previously worked at Ashoka Innovators for the Public where he collaborated with leading agriculture-entrepreneurs in India to create a fellowship called “Young Agri Changemakers” to attract young talent to agriculture sector. Before joining Ashoka, he was a design engineer with John Deere Company in its tractor division, where he coordinated several multi-million-dollar tractor chassis projects. He co-founded the Acacia Foundation, a not-for-profit crowd-funding organization to finance the education of differently-abled children in India. Siddharth has also worked at the World Bank on a project called Enabling the Business of Agriculture
which ranks countries based on specific regulatory indicators in different areas of agriculture. Here he was involved in performing data analysis and conducting detailed research on laws, and regulations for agriculture machinery relating to import, performance standards, registration and testing for Tanzania, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Thailand, Philippines, Sri Lanka and India.
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