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Soumya Chattopadhyay

Senior Research Fellow

  • Equity and Social Policy
Portrait of Soumya Chattopadhyay

Soumya is a Senior Research Fellow in the Equity and Social Policy Programme. His expertise is in quantitative approaches to identifying groups that remain persistently marginalised from development processes. Areas of his current research include assessing policies, programs and their impact on such groups through SDGs and other development initiatives.

Soumya’s research interests include assessing the subjective well-being impact of macro conditions and policy interventions using household surveys, identifying the vulnerable and marginalised using multidimensional approaches to evaluate persistent poverty and inequality, and issues of infrastructure investment and service delivery.

Previously, he was in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice at the World Bank and contributed to the Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report, 2016. He was a Senior Research Associate in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, and taught at the University of Maryland. Soumya holds undergraduate degrees in economics from the University of Delhi and the University of Cambridge, and post-graduate degrees – including a Ph.D. in international economic policy – from the University of Maryland.

  1. ‘Leave no one behind’ indices 2020

    Working papers

  2. SDG3 Global Action Plan: supporting Accelerator 5 on research, innovation and access

    Research reports

  3. Making it work: lesbian, bisexual and transgender women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines

    Research reports

  4. Four reflections on the International day for the Eradication of Poverty

  5. 'Leave no one behind' index 2019

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. New projections show extreme poverty is falling – but not fast enough

  7. Prindex trial data sheds light on tenure insecurity in India

  8. Financing the promise to leave no one behind


  9. Leaving no one behind in the health and education sectors: an SDG stocktake in Ghana

    Research reports

  10. Voices of the poor: creating a virtuous data cycle

  11. Sustainable Development Goals: two years in, we need the right incentives

  12. Why we gamified the Sustainable Development Goals

  13. What gets measured, gets managed: challenges ahead for UN’s data-driven development agenda

    Briefing/policy papers

  14. Leaving no one behind in the roads sector: an SDG stocktake in Kenya

    Research reports

  15. An integrated approach to leaving no one behind: overview and methodology

    Research reports

  16. Leaving no one behind in the health sector: an SDG stocktake in Kenya and Nepal

    Research reports