My preferred name is Nara, and I use she/her pronouns. I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow at AidData, a Templeton Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute,  a member of the Steering Group,  and a Co-Founder of Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ).

My dissertation research was on the political economy of peace and conflict, in particular peacebuilding and ethnic reconciliation in conflict/post-conflict countries, where my primary case study was Sri Lanka. The work focused on subnational foreign allocation in conflict/non-conflict zones and the intersection of domestic governmental politics and international donor politics.

At Global Research Institute, I work on the AidData Tracking Underreported Financial Flows methodology, where I will work on sharpening the use of the extensive data collection through creating metadata, conducting research at the nexus of geospatial analysis and econometrics, and analyzing the environmental impact of the Belt & Road Initiative in the Global South


Sritharan, Narayani and Yining Li. "Millions of Displaced Ukrainians Need more Financial Support". InkStick Media. 2023. - Link

Carpenter, Charli, Jaeye Baek, Catie Fowler, Isha Mahajan, Jenna Norosky, Nara Sritharan, Imtashal Tariq, Caroline Williams. "Rethinking America's Women, Peace & Security Agenda in Afghanistan". Human Security Lab Briefing Note #2. 2022. - Link

Sritharan, Narayani. "Using GIS to mapping to reframe post-conflict aid distribution - Sri Lanka as a case study".  Security in Context. 2021.- Link

Christensen, Lars, Narayani Sritharan. "EM Bond Snapshot".  Danske Bank Market Research. Sep 2013 - Link

Christensen, Lars, Narayani Sritharan. "EMEA Weekly".  Danske Bank Market Research. Sep 2013 - Link

Under Review

Sritharan, Narayani. "Subnational aid in a postwar setting - a comparative study of traditional and non-traditional donors" - Link to working paper

Sritharan, Narayani. "How Public Opinions about the Central Government can Affect Reconciliation Processes in Postwar Countries – Evidence from Sri Lanka."

Sritharan, Narayani, Asad Sami, Ammar A. Malik. "What Drives Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Aid? Comparative Evidence on the Role of Geostrategy, Economics, and Values."

Sritharan, Narayani. "Unveiling Margins: Women, Caste, Class and Post-War Development in Sri Lanka's North and East". (book chapter)

Horigoshi, Ana and Narayani Sritharan. "Uncovering African Leaders' Perceptions of China's Belt and Road Initiative".  (book chapter)

Work in Progress

Sritharan, Narayani. "Money Talks: How Remittances Contribute to Wealth Creation in Post-Conflict Communities". 

Sritharan, Narayani, and Yining Li. "Countering the Impact of Conflict: An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Remittances on Investment and Consumption for Internally Displaced Households" 

Sritharan, Narayani, Asad Sami, Ammar A. Malik. "Continuity and change in Saudi Arabia’s Development and Humanitarian Aid". 

Sritharan, Narayani, Kunwar K. Singh, Ammar A. Malik, Sheng Zhang. "The global footprint of Chinese overseas development finance". 

Ammar A. Malik,  Kunwar K. Singh, Narayani Sritharan. "Mining on the Belt & Road: Environmental Impacts of China’s Big Push for Transition Minerals in the New Energy Economy". 

Jonathan A. Solis and Narayani Sritharan. "Shaping Perceptions: Chinese Aid, Media Freedom, and Public Attitudes Toward China in Developing Nations". 

Horigoshi, Ana and Narayani Sritharan. "Aid and Corruption".