Aastha Dang


Evaluation Specialist

Aastha supports 3ie’s women's empowerment and livelihoods programs, including 'Swashakt: Empowering Indian Women's Collectives' and the 'Sanitation-linked Livelihoods Program' in India. Her work focuses on conducting gender-responsive evaluations by examining critical questions on changes in women’s empowerment outcomes and gender relationships.

Prior to joining 3ie, Aastha worked at various organizations, including NITI Aayog, BBC Media Action, Alexander Associates, and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow. In the policy space, NITI Aayog credits Aastha for drafting India’s report for Voluntary National Review on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the SDG Baseline Index. Her work, published in collaboration with IIM Lucknow, has contributed to the theme of workplace-related discrimination faced by women professionals.

Aastha holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Stephen's College, a Master's in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, and an MPhil in Gender Studies from Ambedkar University, Delhi. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Gender Studies from Ambedkar University, Delhi.