Nila pursued her master’s degree in economic policy in Australian National University and bachelor's degree in economics (now development economics) in Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya.
Nila specializes in quantitative methodology. She is very skilled in analyzing data and using statistical software, such as STATA. She is experienced in coordinating studies, in which she is involved in the entire research process from developing the research design and instruments, collecting and analyzing data, to producing research reports.
Nila is a quantitative researcher specializing in rural development, child well-being, social protection, and gender equality.
As a quantitative researcher, Nila’s main responsibility is to undertake data analysis, reporting, and dissemination. On some occasions, she also assists senior researchers in conceptualizing the research design, including the data collection techniques and management.
Nila has led several studies, such as Developing Social Welfare Index (Ikesos), The Dynamic of Inequality in Rural Areas in Indonesia, and Baseline Survey for the Water for Women (WfW) Program. She also coordinated the quantitative research in some studies, e.g. Identifying Livelihood Interventions for Family of Hope (PKH) Families and The Well-Being of Poor Children Left by Their Mothers who Become Migrant Workers: Case Study in Two Kabupaten in Indonesia.
Prior to joining SMERU, she was a research assistant in the Laboratory of Economics Development Improvement (LPEP) of the Faculty of Economics and Business of Universitas Airlangga.