Soumya Kapoor Mehta is a Senior Social Specialist with the Social Sustainability and Inclusion (SSI) global practice, and co-leads the India Gender and Inclusion Platform. She has interest and analytic skills in the general areas of gender, poverty reduction strategies, and social inclusion challenges. She has worked on several of the Bank’s flagship reports and has two books to her credit. Prior to joining the World Bank, Soumya worked for UNICEF, the Government of India, the Centre for Policy Research, the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and was a Visiting Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She holds a master’s in economics from the University of Cambridge.