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Human Development &
Capability Association

Multi-Disciplinary and People-Centred


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  • Position: Mid-Career
  • Affiliation: Consultancy
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  • Biographical info: I am an applied economist working on inter-disciplinary & sustainable public policy-related issues. My research interests are in inequality & risk measurement, nutrition, COVID-19, gender, entrepreneurship, and skills. I was associated with the NCAER India, Xavier Institute of Management University Bhubaneshwar, LEAD and GSB KREA University Chennai, World Bank India, United Nations South-South Office, and IFPRI, Washington DC. My research (papers and significant projects) focuses on Asia-Pacific and Africa. I have won several global fellowships and awards. I have referred and published documents in high-impact national and international journals. My work on ag-nutri pathways, child care & nutrition, schooling, and youth skilling is about quantification and qualitative understanding of capabilities and functionings. The innovations I bring are how public policy can enhance capabilities in one coherent framework. Also, how digital methods can improve outcomes for school kids. I interact with researchers from different backgrounds and disciplines. My intense global travels and field surveys add a compassionate touch to my work.

Research interests:
Food policy, Skills & jobs, Resiliency & vulnerability, Women entrepreneurship, Economics of crime, Causal analysis

Thematic Groups:
Children and Youth Early Career Researchers and Practitioners Network Education Empowerment and Collective Capabilities Ethics and Development Foundational Issues in the Capability Approach Gender and Sexuality Health and Disability Horizontal Inequality Human Rights Human Security Indigenous Peoples Participatory Methods Quantitative Research Methods Sustainable Human Development Technology, Innovation & Design Work and Employment

Regional Networks:
Asia-Pacific Region Network East Asia Network European Network Francophone Africa Network North American Network Latin American Network South Asia Network Southern African Network

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