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Namrata Raju

India Director
Namrata, an experienced labour migration expert, leads Equidem’s India work and collaborates closely with Equidem’s initiatives across South Asia, South East Asia, East Africa and the GCC. With over a decade of research experience, Namrata has worked on a range of labour migration and general labour issues, including but not limited to, recruitment; remittances; the linkages between trafficking and migration; the future of work; informality and informal migration; post-conflict livelihoods; financial inclusion; indebtedness and the world of work.
Namrata set up the first in-house consumer research unit in banking in the Gulf state of Oman (Bank Dhofar), the country of her residence for almost 2 decades. She has also worked closely with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and worked towards the establishment of an internal Labour Migration Unit with the ILO-Country Office, Sri Lanka and the Maldives when she was a fellow at Harvard University’s Women and Public Policy Programme (WAPP) in 2017.
Namrata has been a research advisor across an array of sectors in the MENA region, including with various government departments in the GCC, banking and financial institutions, and the oil and gas, automotive and FMCG sectors. Namrata has also worked in behavioural science research, and is currently examining interventions via which human behaviour can be leveraged to promote responsible business. Namrata has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University (2018), Masters of Economics from University of Warwick, UK (2008), and a Bachelors of Economics from Madras University, India (2006).

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Monday, November 16

09:00 CET

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