This conversation was conducted with Prerna Kundu, the co-founder and director at the Women in Econ and Policy (WiEP) initiative. Prerna has been associated with J-PAL South Asia, where she worked on interventions in child and maternal health in Jharkhand as a part of the Payments and Governance Research Program. She will be commencing a PhD in Economics at the University of British Columbia this fall. She holds a Master’s in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Shri Ram College of Commerce.
Women in Econ and Policy was set up last year with a vision to democratise the spaces of economics, public policy, and development. This podcast interview maps Prerna’s experiences in the founding of this community-driven initiative and also delves into the granular details of the kinds of exclusions minority social groups face.