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‘Tracing the journeys of India’s women economists and policymakers’

This article was written by Kadambari Shah & Shreyas Narla
The original article was published in Scroll.in


Women have largely been absent in India’s economic and social policymaking. This under-representation at the high table impacts the well-being of half the population, especially when an emergency like the Covid-19 pandemic strikes.

Despite the odds, several trained female economists have broken barriers and played a role in shaping India’s economic policy.

Rukmini Banerji’s pioneering work on learning outcomes has triggered a rethink in education policymaking, fuelling the efforts of academics like Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo.

Read the full article in Scroll.in to learn more: Tracing the journeys of India’s women economists and policymakers