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

I am also affiliated with Security in Context and Human Security Lab as a researcher.

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 allocation and its impact on reconciliation – a study of postwar Sri Lanka" - 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. "Sri Lankan Postwar North and East - Class, Caste & Gender" (book chapter)

Working Papers

Sritharan, Narayani, and Yining Li. "Remittances and Internally Displaced Persons in Postwar Sri Lanka" - Paper

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. "Tracking Underreported Financial Flows - A Chinese overseas project data set". 

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". 

Ana Horigoshi and Narayani Sritharan. "Perceptions of Chinese Overseas Development Survey of African leaders".