​Astha Kapoor

GGF 2030 Working Group on Global Migration and Refugee Challenge

Astha Kapoor is an independent public policy consultant, specializing in the delivery of government welfare services. Recently, Astha designed a $15 million grant strategy to improve Indian government services in light of increased use of technology for the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives. Previously, Astha worked at MicroSave, where she advised Indian state as well as the Indian central governments on the design of programs with a focus on access to food. While at MicroSave, she designed and implemented India’s first pilot on using cash coupons for food in Karnataka. She has also worked with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, consulting clients such as Japan’s International Cooperation Agency and USAID. Astha has contributed to the Government of India’s 12th five-year Plan as part of the planning commission and has worked on India’s only universal basic income pilot with the Self Employed Women’s Association. Astha holds a master’s degree in social development from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.