Natasha Joshi

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Natasha Joshi is a development sector professional who has worked with multilateral organisations, foundations, and governments across India, Mexico, and Singapore, and currently serves as an Associate Director at Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies. She holds a degree in human development and psychology from Harvard University.

Articles by Natasha Joshi

three people playing a game-social sector conference

May 16, 2024
Dear 2024, make conferences fun again
In-person gatherings offer space for solidarity, ideation, collaboration, and celebration. But are we making the most of them?
Lightning in a dark sky. During COVID-19, the volunteer coalitions added capacity and revealed the power of the public, despite the failure of public services.

October 28, 2021
What has COVID-19 taught us about disaster response?
Four lessons from civil society’s response to the second wave of COVID-19 that can help us prepare for future disasters.
Graphic with different Indian languages

March 12, 2020
Why Indian children can’t read
How does one interpret the annual ASER results, where Grade V children can't read a Grade II textbook in their local language? Is it because of poor teaching in schools or is there something to the vernacular we are missing?
Children giving exams in Jaura, India_Right to Education RTE_No Detention Policy

April 10, 2019
No-detention: Why did a popular policy get scrapped?
Along with the original designers of the RTE, a large majority of teachers and students have also advocated against holding children back. More states voted in favour of the no-detention policy than those who voted against it.
blackboard chalk duster-Indian secondary schools

March 29, 2018
Learning new lessons to revive secondary education
The growing concern about India’s public secondary schools warrants the exploration of approaches that prioritise learning over schooling.
Drawing of girls studying outdoors

November 15, 2017
Our solutions for education aren’t working. Here’s why.
Is our approach to the learning crisis in our country all wrong? While the focus today is on systems, infrastructure and assessments, the real drivers of change lie elsewhere.
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