Radhika Uppal joined ICRW in November 2019 as a Senior Research and Program Associate. She has six years of experience of working with national and international organizations on issues of livelihoods, economic empowerment, and health through a gender intersectional lens. She has experience in qualitative and mixed methods research, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management and resource mobilization.
At ICRW, Radhika is working on the project titled, Testing and Scaling approaches and interventions to support gender transformative work with NRLM (National Rural Livelihoods Mission). Through qualitative research in rural areas of Madhya Pradesh, the project aims to present the strategies and processes required to create gender responsive institutions within the MPSRLM. Currently, she is also working on the REBUILD project (REBUILD: COVID-19 & Women in the informal economy in Kenya, Uganda and India), a three-country research to understand the impact of COVID-19 policy responses on women workers in the urban informal economy.
Prior to joining ICRW, Radhika worked with organizations such as Population Services International (PSI) on their flagship program on women’s reproductive health, with Azad Foundation conducting research and monitoring their program on non-traditional livelihoods for women, and with Praja Foundation on communication strategies and resource mobilization. She has also worked as an independent consultant with Social Impact on a mid-term evaluation.