Arin Kar

Deputy Director, Monitoring and

Arin Kar, a Deputy Director with KHPT, has over eight years experience in technical and managerial roles in intervention projects ranging from HIV/AIDS prevention to reproductive, maternal and newborn health. At KHPT, he has recently managed monitoring systems for the project on improvement of practices in maternal, newborn and child health care (MNCH). He led a team of monitoring specialists who supported the State and District Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka, in training methods of data quality checks and in analysis of Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) and Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS), maintained by the department.

Earlier, he worked as Team Leader, Monitoring and Strategic Planning with the India Health Action Trust’s Technical Support Unit to Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society (KSAPS). Then, in addition to monitoring programme data and conducting behavioural surveys, he supported KSAPS in preparation of evidence based programme implementation, annual action plans for budget proposals and activity linked financial tracking of budgeted programmes.

Further, he has successfully managed health facility mapping in high priority districts of Uttar Pradesh for National Rural Health Mission, Uttar Pradesh, and development of a guideline for conducting rapid mapping exercises under Government of India’s RMNCH+A programme.

He holds post-graduate degrees in Economics and Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai.