Ayushi is a Research Analyst II with the Gender Equity Practice housed within the Center for Equitable Development at WRI. In this role, she supports deep dive integration of gender and social equity considerations in projects across sectors such as water, forests, urban mobility, nature-based solutions, and climate action. At WRI, her projects focused on exploring gender roles in natural resource management, gender and social equity as a pathway to improved sustainability, promoting inclusive and equitable climate policies, and identifying social datasets for WRI’s flagship data tools like Global Forest Watch and Aqueduct.
Some of her recent projects include publishing social equity guidelines for city-level nature-based solutions policies and projects; training staff on gender and social equity considerations related to environmental sectors; providing recommendations to the government of Republic of the Marshall Islands on integration of gender and human rights in their climate mitigation policies; and publishing research on the linkages between gender, water, and human security.
Ayushi holds a MA degree in International Development and International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of London..
She has worked with International Development Enterprises (iDE) as a graduate consultant in Vietnam and Washington DC, on a project aiming to extend the availability of low-cost water filtration services in rural Vietnam. She has also completed research projects with various public and private sector development organizations in India, conducting field work and desk research on issues relating to urban development, employment generation, gender equity and public health. Her experience and education have honed her proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research methods, including conducting gender and social analyses, stakeholder engagement, statistical data analyses and facilitating training.