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Amrita Saha

Post Doctoral Researcher

Amrita works with the Rural Futures and the Business, Markets and State clusters at IDS. Her ongoing research explores the political economy of trade protection, agricultural commercialization in Sub-Saharan Africa, innovation and inclusive structural change.

Amrita holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex. She has also taken up various teaching roles at IDS, SOAS, University of Sussex, and University of Bath. Her past research roles have included working with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, the Ministry of Commerce in India, WTO Geneva, ITAD Brighton and United Nations ESCAP. She is particularly interested in working on political economy issues for India and developing countries.

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Programmes and centres
Business and Development Centre
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Rural Futures
Geographical expertise

Amrita Saha’s recent work

Working Paper

Inclusive Structural Change: Case Studies on Innovations in Breeding Practices in Kenya and Anti-Retroviral Therapy Service Provision in Mozambique

IDS Working Paper;505

Innovation, accompanied by structural change, is at the heart of economic growth and development. Yet there is limited evidence to understand interactions between innovation, structural change and inclusion in the context of low-income and emerging countries, or how these processes best support...

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Amrita Saha & 2 others

1 January 2018