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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.
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