Meenaz Munshi is Senior Associate at IDFC Institute.
Before joining the Institute, she was with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) based out of New Delhi where she worked initially the Senior Advisor, UNDP India and later with the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) – A joint initiative of UNDP and Government of India as Research Associate. During her four and half years at UNDP she has provided research inputs to the formulation of the five year United Nations Development Action Framework (UNDAF) for India on the themes of inclusive growth and human development. She has been part of organising several workshops, study weeks and roundtables on themes relating to human development, cash transfers, energy access and SDGs. She was also part of the constitution and management of the IC4HD International Human Development Fellowships based out of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla.
Earlier, Meenaz has worked briefly with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, the Annual Survey of Education Report (ASER) Centre, New Delhi and ABN Amro Central Enterprise Services, Mumbai. Meenaz has a Masters of Arts in Economics from University of Mumbai, and has undergraduate Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics and Statistics from St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai.