Priya Nanda

Group Director, Reproductive Health and Economic Development

Priya Nanda is group director for reproductive health and economic development at the International Center for Research on Women's (ICRW) Asia Regional Office in New Delhi, India. In her role, Nanda oversees research, policy and programmatic work on issues related to gender equality and poverty reduction, witha focus on the intersections between economic and health issues. Her work includes research, measurement and evaluation of women’s economic empowerment and access to health services, including reproductive health and HIV.

Prior to joining ICRW in 2006, Nanda was a consultant to the World Health Organization for the global data analysis of equitable access to antiretroviral drugs. During her consultancy, she also developed an evaluation framework for Avahan, the India AIDS initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Nanda also was the director of research for the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), where she was responsible for monitoring HIV/AIDS policy and programs, and providing technical guidance to program staff for research and advocacy on PEPFAR-funded programs in Africa. Nanda is well-recognized for her seminal report on the gender impact of health sector reforms in Africa and Asia.


Economic Empowerment, HIV and AIDS, Population and Reproductive Health

Languages Spoken: 

Hindi (native), English (fluent)


Nanda holds a doctorate degree in health economics from the Johns Hopkins University, a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University and a master’s and bachelor’s in economics from the University of Delhi.

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