Saumya Mathur is a Research Associate at J-PAL South Asia. She is currently working on the Breakthrough Project, which aims to evaluate the impact of a school-based program promoting gender equity on youths’ attitudes and subsequent fertility decisions. Prior to joining J-PAL in 2018, she worked with Girl Rising on Schools Campaign. She has previously interned with the Department of Infrastructure and Energy, Ministry of Finance India.
Saumya holds an MA in development studies with a specialization in public policy and management from Erasmus University, the Netherlands and has an MA in economics from University of Hyderabad, India. Her research interests lie in the fields of gender, education, political economy and governance.