Anokhi Parikh is an Associate Partner based in Johannesburg. She brings twelve years of experience in the development sector across India and Africa, focusing on urban planning, health, education, energy and environment. Anokhi co-leads Dalberg’s Cities Practice.
At Dalberg, Anokhi’s recent work includes conducting market assessments for off-grid renewable energy and on-site urban sanitation solutions across Africa for USAID and the Gates Foundation, among others. She has assisted international organizations, such as UN Women, with developing their organizational strategies. She has also worked with municipalities on their urban resilience agendas and supported the Ministry of Health in Malawi to draft the country’s first National Community Health Strategy.
Prior to Dalberg, Anokhi worked in research institutions and two start-ups. Between 2009 and 2013, she helped set-up the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), a university start-up in India. Anokhi began her career as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow, working within the health sector in South Africa. She holds a PhD in International Development from the London School of Economics, an MSc in Development Economics from Oxford University, and a BA (Hons) in Economics from UC Berkeley.