Research Analyst, Development Programme, Humanitarian Dimension
Anoushka Gupta is a Research Analyst in the Human Rights Programme within the Humanitarian Dimension. She contributes with research investigating the definition of human rights in the 21st century and the evolving policy debate around it.
Education, Gender, Children and Youth Studies, Social Protection and the intersections between these areas primarily in India and other South Asian countries.
English, Hindi, Bengali
Anoushka has three years of full-time and voluntary experience primarily in the areas of education and gender in India. Her latest professional role was a two-year stint at ASER Centre, the research wing of Pratham Education Foundation, India’s largest non-profit in the area of education. She travelled to five states in India for the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) survey, a national citizen-led rapid assessment of children’s ability to read simple text and do basic arithmetic. She has conducted research on the intersections between gender and education in India and sought to understand how education systems exacerbate gender-based inequities. Anoushka’s analysis of many of these issues has appeared on several media platforms. Prior to ASER Centre, she interned with Accountability Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research, ActionAid India, volunteered with Bernard van Leer Foundation, Safecity Project – Red dot Foundation, and was a Youth Representative at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. Anoushka was also part of the National Team for the UN75 initiative in India from August – December 2020. Anoushka holds a first-class honours degree in History from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. Alongside studies, she was the Convenor of the Debating Society, St. Stephen’s College. Anoushka will begin her MA in Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University in August 2021 where she will major in Social Policy for Development. At ISS, Anoushka hopes to learn more about development challenges in other countries and explore the areas of social protection, and children and youth studies in greater depth.