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Expert Spotlight

Ashu Handa | Institute Fellow

Ashu Handa is an economist whose work centers on global poverty, health, and human development in sub-Saharan Africa. In this Meet the Expert interview, he explains how cash transfer programs have the potential to create long-term, multi-generational change; what piqued his interest in poverty research and alleviation; and how his international background shapes his work.

Illustration of Ashu Handa

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Senior Researcher
Principal Researcher
TA Consultant
Principle Researcher
Senior TA Consultant
Senior Researcher
Senior Researcher
Principal Researcher and Practice Area Director
Principal Researcher
Managing Director
Managing TA Consultant and Practice Area Director
Principal Researcher/Psychometrician
Senior Researcher
Principal Researcher
Senior Communications Specialist
Principal Researcher
Vice President
Senior Researcher
Vice President and Program Area Lead
VP, Chief DEI Officer, and Interim AIR Equity Initiative Director
Senior Researcher
Senior TA Consultant
Program Officer, AIR Equity Initiative
Vice President
Institute Fellow
Institute Fellow
Senior Director
Senior TA Consultant
Vice President
Principal Researcher
Principal Researcher
Vice President and Institute Fellow
Institute Fellow
Principal Researcher
Principal Researcher
Vice President
Senior Director, Technology Solutions
Senior Researcher
AIR Vice President and Director, CALDER
Principal Researcher

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