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Soumya Kapoor Mehta

WorkFREE Advisor

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Soumya Kapoor Mehta has nearly 18 years of experience in the development sector, spanning research around gender, women’s empowerment, poverty reduction strategies, social inclusion challenges and policy levers to alleviate them around the world. She has previously worked as an independent policy advisor for the World Bank, UNICEF, the Government of India, the Centre for Policy Research and the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA). She has co-authored several World Bank and UNICEF research outputs, including some of their flagship reports and has two widely acclaimed books to her credit. Soumya has a Tripos Degree from the University of Cambridge in Economics and a BA (Hons.) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. She has also been a Visiting Fellow to the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.


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