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Jaskiran Bedi

Chief Minister's Urban Leaders Fellow
Government of Delhi

Jaskiran Bedi has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK. She is currently working as a Fellow under the Chief Minister's Urban Leaders Fellowship, New Delhi, India. She has also worked with several public and private sector agencies including Ernst & Young, the Department for International Development, Oxfam and the International Labour Organisation. Her area of expertise include education and labour economics, and political economy


Jaskiran Bedi has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. Prior to that, she pursued an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a BSc (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) from the University of Warwick.

Currently, she is a Chief Minister's Urban Leaders Fellow with the Government of Delhi. In that role, she works with the Department of Health & Family Welfare at an advisory capacity. She is working on creating a roadmap for Public Private Partnership in healthcare, and developing a Health Management Information System for systemic streamlining. Previously, she worked as a Consultant in EY's Government & Public Sector practice (providing development & strategy advisory services to governments, INGOs and corporates). She has also worked with DFID, Oxfam and ILO on contract research consultancy basis.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Thematic Expertise: Education & Labour Economics; Political Economy of Institutions (Education & Healthcare); Language as Human Capital

    Functional Expertise: Monitoring & Evaluation; As-Is Analysis & Benchmarking; Strategy Consulting; Development Advisory

Personal Interests

    Extreme liking for pilates, petrichor and pyajamas. Other interests include reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, binge-watching shows and political high-lows, and theatre.



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Child vulnerability: Can data help to identify “Children at-risk”

Published: Mar 01, 2019 by EY
Authors: Niraj Seth, Harsha Kapoor, Vipul Kaushik, Jaskiran Bedi, Jija Dutt
Subjects: Education, Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Sociology & Social Policy, Health and Social Care

The article highlights the as-is on the vulnerability faced by the children in India. The research deduces a district-level Child Vulnerability Index based on Education, Health and Crime indicators. The idea is to enable policy makers and implementation partners to conduct targeted interventions for child protection in India.

Telecommunication Policy

Examining linkages between Smart Villages and Smart Cities: Learning from rural youth accessing the internet in India

Published: Nov 01, 2018 by Telecommunication Policy
Authors: ShailajaFennell, Prabhjot Kaur, Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Deapika Narayanan, Charles Loyola, Jaskiran Bedi, Yaadveer Singh
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Communications Studies

The literature on Smart Cities has not as yet paid adequate attention to the rural sector, and the potential in villages for creating smart and sustainable solutions for the 21st century. This paper focuses on linking proposed smart city strategies to smart village policies to ensure that rural youth have improved opportunities for employment through ICT initiatives to ensure digital inclusion, using primary surveys undertaken in India.

Department for International Development

The Political Economy of the Scale up of the ABL programme in Tamil Nadu

Published: Feb 01, 2016 by Department for International Development
Authors: Jaskiran Bedi & Geeta Kingdon
Subjects: Political Science, Education

Activity Based Learning is an approach which took root in Tamil Nadu and its defining characteristic is its promotion of student learning as self-initiated and at an individual pace. The successful implementation of the far-reaching educational reform in Tamil Nadu is a unique triumph story. The paper deconstructs this story in order to understand the political reasons behind the effective implementation, scale-up and sustainability.