Subathirai Sivakumaran

Team Lead (Impact, Knowledge and Communications), United Nations Development Programme


Subathirai Sivakumaran is the Team Lead for Impact Measurement, Knowledge and Capacity Building at the BCtA. Suba is also a lead author of the UNDP publication “The MDGs: Everyone’s Business”, a member of the author team for 'Business Solutions to Poverty' and contributed research to the UNDP report Creating Value for All. In addition, she is the author of “Market Analysis in Emergencies” on reviving and analyzing markets in emergency situations (a Cash Learning Partnership publication), and has also authored on microfinance, the role of the private sector in emergency situations and impact investing. Previously to her time in UNDP, Suba was the Country Director of Room to Read Sri Lanka, an international educational non-profit building schools, libraries and supporting girls on scholarship in the tsunami and conflict zones of the country. . Suba holds a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University (HKS) where she was a Reynolds Fellow