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Himanshu Arora
Policy Manager and Economist , International Development Organisation
Delhi, Delhi
Public Policy Specialist and Economist with 5+ years of experience of working with Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, Government on India, Members of Parliament and United Nation's FAO. Managed national projects on agriculture and rural development, women and child development, health, education and nutrition. Research competencies are in public policy, development and macroeconomy.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
  • Government/Governance, Reforms, Corruption
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Economist and public policy lead presently working with Swaniti Initiative, New Delhi. Policy Advisory and Advocacy to Members of Parliament, State Government and District Officials on development issues.

Children Development and Welfare, UNICEF, India: The project involves managing, coordinating and advising Parliamentarian’s Group for Children (PGC)- national platform established by Members of Parliament for welfare of children; Support and facilitate planning, advocacy and implementing, evaluation and monitoring UNICEF’s Parliamentarian Group for Children platform with a focus on ensuring child rights, child health and immunization, child education services; Technical support for the implementation of the UNICEF’s interventions such as strengthening campaigns on nutrition, climate change, child rights etc.

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN- Given my expertise in public policy, I am assigned task to coordinate with FAO team across India and conduct Household/online/telephonic surveys related to the Food, Nutrition Security, Agriculture and Rural Development areas and prepare and write Reports of the Research/Surveys and Impact evaluation of key FAO projects.

Previously worked with Member of Parliament, Karnataka, as Public Policy Specialist.
Lead the research team at the Office of Member of Parliament. Area of Expertise: Policy and Governance Reforms, Macro economy, Parliamentary Affairs, Social Sector schemes, Monitoring and evaluation of Policy/schemes, International trade, Technology and Digital India.
2 years of work experience with Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister, Government of India. Areas Assigned: Agriculture and Rural Development, International Trade, Health and Education, Governance Reforms, Macro economy.

Founding member of a leading education technology firm Civils daily. At civils daily I trained and mentored bright minds to become career bureaucrats in Government of India (IAS, IPS, IFS and other Grade A services). Experience of 4+ years in teaching economics, public policy and governance.
Past Working Experience:

Worked as Assistant Professor (Economics Department), Motilal Nehru College (E), University of Delhi. Taught economics courses to Graduate students.
M.PHIL in Economics, Jawahar Lal Nehru University (2015-17)
Master's in Economics, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (2011-13)
BA Hons Economics, University of Delhi (2007-10)
Founding member and Educator at Civils Daily- educational platform of India with an aim to revolutionize the India’s education sector using technologies like ICT and AI.
Recipient of Junior Research Fellowship of MHRD, Government of India, worth INR 6 Lakh to pursue higher research in economics. My research focuses on empirical evidence related to nature and flows of international trade, & linkages between Geo-political and Geo-economic factors effecting trade between countries.
Statistical and data analysis skills, I possess competencies in statistical software like STATA, SPSS and Ms excel.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Cleared All India Level National Eligibility Test (NET) 2013 Examination.

Cleared All India Level Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Economics Examination 2013 of UGC for pursuing Research in Economics.

Awarded the UGC JRF Scholarship of INR 600000 for pursuing M Phil in Economics.

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    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi
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