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University of Cambridge
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    Dr Garima Sahai

    Murray Edwards College
    Huntingdon Road
    CB3 0DF

    Bye Fellow in Geography



    Degrees &  Honours   

    PhD in Sociology, University of Cambridge
    MPhil in Development Studies, University of Oxford
    MA in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    BA (Hons) in Economics, Delhi University
    Research Interests

    Garima’s research interests centre on issues of youth, gender, and work in the Global South. She is especially interested in the intersections between research, policy and international development practice.


    Garima is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Department of Geography. She is working to build a Commission on Young People and Work in the Global South at Cambridge, along with Dame Barbara Stocking (President, Murray Edwards College), Prof. Bhaskar Vira (Dept. of Geography) and Prof. Pauline Rose (REAL Centre and Dept. of Education). The Commission will focus on the regions of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

    Her PhD thesis at Cambridge examined young women's entry into non-traditionally female job training in India. Before her PhD, Garima worked at the World Bank and Oxford Poverty Human Development Initiative.


    • Sahai G. (2020) “Occupational Gender Segregation and Female Labor Force Participation in India” in Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Wall T. (eds) Gender Equality. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer Nature: Geneva, Cham.
    • Sahai, G., (2017), Book Review: Transformation of women at work in Asia: An unfinished development agenda, Sukti Dasgupta and Sher Singh Verick (eds), New Delhi: Sage and ILO, 2016, pp. xix + 312, Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol 11, Issue 3, 2017
    • Coutts, A and Sahai, G., “Not in Employment and Not in Training (NEET): a global challenge”, forthcoming as a chapter in the ILO Global Employment Report 2021, ILO: Geneva
    •  Sahai, G, Barford, A., and Coutts, A., "The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on young people: A review of policy responses to tackle unemployment and disadvantages among young people in low and middle income countries”, ILO: Geneva, forthcoming.