Senior Research Officer
Vidya is a Senior Research Officer in the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network at ODI. She is an econometric and policy analyst specializing in poverty dynamics, conflict, and gender. Her work focuses predominantly on the role of state fragility and conflict in sustaining poverty traps, and gendered human capital development as a means of long-term poverty reduction. Vidya maintains a geographic interest in South Asia and the Middle East North Africa region. She holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a BA in Economics and International Relations from the American University of Sharjah.
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