Ipchita Bharali is a Policy Analyst in the nascent Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. She focuses on financing of global health, specifically through improved public financial management in low- and middle-income countries.
She completed her Masters in Economics from Gauhati University, India and recently graduated from the mid-career Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) program at Duke University. Before joining the MIDP program, she worked for five years for a public sector bank in India on credit delivery, financial inclusion, digital banking, and improving financial literacy for women entrepreneurs and small business, and implemented Government of India programs such as the Prime Minister Employment Generation Program and Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Small and Medium Enterprises aimed at employment generation and financial inclusion. She has also worked with Oxfam America's Private Sector Department on tax evasion and financial regulation policies as well as their Behind the Brands campaign to influence human rights and environmental practices adopted by Fortune 100 food and beverage companies. During her time at Duke University, she worked as Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant for various faculty members at the Duke Center for International Development, and was a Project Team Member for the Bass Connections project "Exploration and Design of Student-led International Rural Electricity Access Projects (2015-2016)."
To start a conversation with me, ask me: About food and various cuisines, and my camping adventures
Something interesting most people don't know about me: I love origami art
Favorite activity/ hobby outside of work: Tea conversation with friends and long walks