Professional Staff

Ms. Astha Bhatta is a program specialist (Economics) with 13 years of experience in Nepal, India and the United States at the intersection of data analytics and consulting. She has seen economics at work through a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods in Business Intelligence (BI) and broader policy work. Prior to joining IIDS, she was employed with PwC India as part of the Economic Advisory Services (EAS) team which works in the areas of urban and rural economic services, economics and public policy, government financial sector regulation, and trade. She provided program management support to Financial Sector Stability Program (FSSP) funded by FCDO, UK and implemented by PwC India in Nepal. She has spent a decade with Fractal Analytics, a multinational artificial intelligence company and worked as an on-site consultant for a leading consumer goods corporation in the United States in making important decisions on business issues ranging from branding strategies to supply chain management.

Ms. Astha Bhatta holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, India and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from University of Maryland, College Park.