​Rashmi Banga

​Rashmi Banga

​Rashmi Banga is senior economist in the Unit of Economic Cooperation and Integration among Developing Countries (ECIDC), Division of Globalisation and Development Strategies (GDS), UNCTAD. She is former Adviser and Head, Trade Competitiveness in Commonwealth Secretariat, where the Section provided policy support to more than 30 countries in building trade competitiveness including countries like Belize, Botswana, Grenada, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Pakistan, Nigeria and Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, among others.

Rashmi Banga is senior economist in the Unit of Economic Cooperation and Integration among Developing Countries (ECIDC), Division of Globalisation and Development Strategies (GDS), UNCTAD. She is former Adviser and Head, Trade Competitiveness in Commonwealth Secretariat, where the Section provided policy support to more than 30 countries in building trade competitiveness including countries like Belize, Botswana, Grenada, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Pakistan, Nigeria and Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, among others.

She has worked as a Senior Economist in DFID-funded UNCTAD’s project which provided support to the Minsitry of Commerce, India in its trade negotiations and helped link poor to international markets.

She was an Associate Professor of Economics in Jawaharlal Nehru University, India and has taught for nineteen years.

She received her doctorate from Delhi School of Economics, specialising in development economics, international economics and econometrics. She has published extensively in refereed journals on trade and FDI issues.

Her current area of research includes digital trade, assessment of free trade agreements, global and regional value chains and inclusive sustainable development. She has been awarded International Economic Development Research Award by Export-Import Bank of India and has been a recipient of two Gold Medals for her research on globalisation and development from Global Development Network, World Bank.

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