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Transnational NGO Initiative and Maxwell Center for Career Development present: A Career Talk with Dr. Nisha Agrawal

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Transnational NGO Initiative and Maxwell Center for Career Development Present: A Career Talk with Dr. Nisha Agrawal

Dr. Nisha Agrawal
CEO, Oxfam India (formerly at the World Bank)

Dr. Agrawal has been working on poverty, inequality and social development issues for more than 20 years. Since March 2008, she has been the CEO of Oxfam India. During this period, she led a process to formulate Oxfam India’s new strategy entitled “Demanding Rights, Creating Opportunities” that provides a thematic focus in the four areas of Economic Justice, Gender Justice, Essential Services, and Humanitarian work. Oxfam India is a rights-based organization that funds about 180 NGOs that work at the grassroots levels to empower communities and ensure a life of dignity for all.

Prior to joining Oxfam India, Dr. Agrawal worked with the World Bank for almost 20 years and as a Research Associate at the Impact Research Center at Melbourne University from 1985 to 1989. Dr. Agrawal is a member of the global Gender Advisory Committee to the World Bank. Dr. Agrawal is an economist by training and has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A. She also earned an M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, and a B.A. (Honors) in Economics from Miranda House, Delhi University



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