Nisha Agrawal is an economist who has worked on poverty, inequality and social development issues for more than 30 years. She was the first CEO of Oxfam India for 10 years from 2008-2018. During this period, she focused Oxfam’s work on the most lagging states and the most marginalized groups. Prior to that, Nisha worked with the World Bank for almost 20 years. She has extensive experience working in countries in the East Asia Region (especially Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia) and in the East Africa Region (Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda). Prior to that, for four years, Nisha was a Research Associate at the Impact Research Centre at Melbourne University in Australia. Nisha has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and an M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Currently, Nisha is an active member of civil society networks and organizations promoting social justice, with a special interest in promoting gender equality.