Sanjeev D. Kenchaigol, Senior Research Associate

Education and Experience

Sanjeev holds a Masters degree in Economics from Karnataka University, Dharwad and a PhD in Development Studies from Centre for Multidisciplinary Development Research (CMDR), Dharwad (through University of Mangalore). He was a recipient of ICSSR doctoral fellowship during the year 2003-2006.For his doctoral research, he looked into the problem of conceptualisation of women’s empowerment from a perspective of human development and expanding human capabilities in the selected three districts of Raichur, Dharwad and Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka.

Post PhD, Sanjeev worked with Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore. His association with Oxford-LSE sponsored, ‘Implications of Social Security Nets in Karnataka’ and ICAR’s ‘Policy and Institutional Options for Inclusive Agricultural Growth in India’ provided micro-level understanding of the role of social support systems in alleviating multidimensional poverty and possible implications of withdrawal of subsidies on farmers.

Research Interest

Sanjeev is interested in the normative aspects of development problems particularly multidimensional poverty, human wellbeing and gender inequalities. He believes that the capabilities approach to human well-being offers better scope for examining problems of poverty and wellbeing, which are multidimensional in nature.

Current Project

Sanjeev is working in the social sciences team in the Arkavathy basin component of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), supported project- Adapting to Climate Change in Urbanising Watersheds (ACCUWa). He is contributing to the analysis of the implications of water scarcity for agriculture and the responses of households to domestic water scarcity.

Journal Paper

Kenchaigol Sanjeev D (2012): Analysis of Gender Inequalities through Capability Approach: Proposing a Capability Set, Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol.6, No.1, pp. 85-105.