Asian value system, Asian governance, global development, governance institutions
Neha Bansal is an Asia economic and social expert.
She served the United Nations for nine years working on the regions’ most pressing development needs. Appointed Crime Prevention Expert for the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for South Asia, she worked to counter corruption, drugs, and human trafficking. Thereafter with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), she worked on youth empowerment to prevent youth violence and anti-social activities, instead channeling them to work on grassroot development issues.
Neha also served as a civil servant with the Government of the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) to strengthen approaches against forced labour, climate resilient growth, and economic development in Asia.
Neha has completed her Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from International Management Institute. She is also a Kathak (Indian Classical) dancer.
She is currently appointed as a fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, researching ‘Asia in a multipolar world order’ to identify possibilities for a Asia regional programme at the Kennedy School.