C. V. Madhukar

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C. V. Madhukar
Born 1968
Residence New Delhi, India
Occupation Public policy research

C. V. Madhukar is Investment Partner with Omidyar Network. He has been founder and director[1] of PRS Legislative Research, a research institution that focuses on making the legislative process in India better informed, more transparent and participatory. PRS publishes "Legislative Briefs" (short commented summaries) of Bills in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and other articles about to work of the Indian parliament.[2]

Prior to this, Madhukar had worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., with a group focussed on building parliamentary capacities in various countries.[3]

Madhukar started his professional career in 1993 as an investment banker with ICICI Securities and Finance Company in Mumbai, where he worked on disinvestment of large public sector enterprises. Being an employee of ICICI, he spent significant time as a volunteer and made various contributions to the growth of Pratham in its formative years, now a large not-for-profit organisation focused on basic education in India: CV Madhukar was part of the original Executive Group of Pratham in Mumbai.[4]

At the invitation of the Government of Karnataka in early 2000, he co-founded and managed Akshara Foundation, a basic education initiative focussed on Bengaluru's children.[5] He concurrently helped set up the Azim Premji Foundation, an initiative of Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro, and one of the wealthiest corporate leaders in India. The initiative supports technology in rural schools in India.

Madhukar was an Edward S. Mason Fellow at Harvard University,[6] where he earned a Master in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also has an MBA (Finance) from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from Bangalore University. Madhukar is an Echoing Green Fellow, Ashoka Fellow and Eisenhower Fellow.[7]

In March 2008, Madhukar was one of the Indians to be named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. According to the WEF Press Release, "this honour is bestowed each year by the World Economic Forum to recognise and acknowledge the top 200–300 young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world."[8]

List of publications by C. V. Madhukar[edit]


  1. ^ PRS Core Team on the PRS homepage
  2. ^ C.V. Madhukar: His work on Bills makes it easy for MPs to take part in debates [1]
  3. ^ Johnson, John K. 2005: The Role of Parliament in Government, page v [2]
  4. ^ Pratham Resource Centre 2007:Learning to read, ASER Discussion Series – Volume 2, page 31 [3]
  5. ^ Akshara Foundation Board on IndianNGOs.com
  6. ^ Class of 2004 on the page of the Edward S. Mason Program of the Harvard University
  7. ^ CV Madhukar: Parliamentary Research Service (PRS) on the page of Echoing Green
  8. ^ [4]

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