Shweta Banerjee

  • Head of BRAC International, India

Shweta Banerjee is Head of BRAC International, India. She oversees BRAC's engagement with the national government and six states to build a government, civil society, and private sector coalition on reducing vulnerability. Previously, Shweta worked on rural livelihoods, digital inclusion, and social protection at the World Bank between 2006 and 2016. During this time she was part of teams that launched India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Jeevika in Bihar, and cash transfer support for vulnerable groups in Jharkhand among other projects in South Asia. From 2012 – 2015 she represented CGAP in India on inclusive finance, and led several research and technical support initiatives on direct benefit transfers like one-stop shops for cash transfers in remote districts of Andhra Pradesh. She is currently finishing her PhD as a Vanier Doctoral Scholar at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation presents a historical view of money in South Asia from 1750 – 1935.