Archana Rath joined National Social Watch in June 2014 as Research Associate. Prior to joining, NSW Archana worked at the Institute for Sustainable Development and Governance, an initiative of the Centre for Communication and Development Studies, on Local Governance, Legislative Performance and Urban Governance in India.
Archana has been associated with the United Nations Development Programme, where she provided research inputs on South Asia for the World Report on Democratic Governance. She was involved with Observer Research Foundation, where she analyzed Urban Development and Governance, as well as Child Labor. At the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses she studied India and Israel, while coordinating activities of the IDSA National Strategy project.
As part of the Middle East Institute she monitored and reported the contemporary developments of China’s engagement with the Middle East. She was an active volunteer at Open Space, a creative platform for citizens to explore, express and engage with social change.
She completed her Masters in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and her Bachelors from Lady Shri Ram College.