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Dr. Santosh Mehrotra

Senior Economist and Professor, JNU

A native of Lucknow, Dr. Santosh Mehrotra is a human development economist, whose research and writings have had most influence in the areas of labour, employment, skill development, child poverty, and the economics of education.  He spent over a decade in the UN as an economic advisor, and another eight years as a technocrat in the government of India and was a lead author on India’s 11th Five Year Plan.  He is an expert on poverty an invaluable new addition to the Friends of UP Coalition that can provide guidance and commentary on effective public health initiatives back by decades of experience and scholarly research.