Shubhranka Mondal

Shubhranka Mondal is a Policy Economist for the Firms Initiative at the International Growth Centre (IGC).

Shubhranka holds an MSc in International Development from London School of Economics (LSE), a post graduate diploma in journalism from Asian College of Journalism and an undergraduate in economics from Lady Shri Ram College (LSR), University of Delhi. Prior to joining IGC, Shubhranka has worked as a Consultant to the Ministry of MSME, Government of India where she had played a key role in setting up the Ministry’s first women entrepreneurship cell and advising the government in major policy reforms to support socially marginalised entrepreneurs in the country. Shubhranka has also worked as a research associate at IFMR LEAD and lead a number of field studies to understand the linkages caste and entrepreneurship and use of various fintech models for financial inclusion.

Shubhranka’s research interest are in informality and business growth, female entrepreneurship, financial inclusion and circular economy.

Content by Shubhranka Mondal
  • Blog post

    How to reduce waste in the textile industry?

    Textiles are an integral part of daily lives and the global economy, but their production and consumption often leave a global footprint of waste and pollution behind. A circular economy for textile can eliminate waste in the industry, which is a core sector of economies in the developing countries. Textile has played a key role in world trade and global development all...

    22 Jun 2022 | Shubhranka Mondal

  • Blog post

    Overcoming barriers to access and agency for women entrepreneurs in India

    Despite various policies aimed at fostering women entrepreneurship in India, few women-led businesses reach the same scale as their male counterparts. Traditional gender roles often inhibit women’s agency, risk-taking, and decision making in business, thereby necessitating policies that are specifically aimed at helping women achieve their entrepreneurial potential. In...

    18 May 2022 | Shubhranka Mondal