Renuka Motihar

Renuka Motihar Profile

Renuka Motihar is an independent consultant working on social development issues. With a background in the social sciences, Renuka works in the areas of young people’s health and development, reproductive health, and broader social, leadership, and gender related issues. Renuka has worked as a programme consultant with various international and national agencies, including UN agencies, private foundations, and nonprofits. Her focus has been on programme planning and strategy; landscape assessments and analyses; and impact assessments and programme evaluations.


Articles by Renuka Motihar


group of women sitting together-maternal health

June 25, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 on reproductive health services
As the pandemic continues, what can we do to ensure the availability of timely and quality maternal health, family planning, and abortion services?

September 10, 2019
Making your programme design more equitable
How to use a gender lens at each stage of the programme cycle: planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
Fishermen working in unison

April 24, 2018
Building and sustaining alliances and networks
While there is a great deal of conversation and action around alliances, not all are likely to succeed. Here are some ways to ensure that they fulfil their potential and achieve their goals.
young boys working together

December 12, 2017
Addressing masculinity in India
It is critical to involve men in the discussion if we want to tackle deep-rooted gender inequalities in the country.
Social sector fellowships boys sitting on the back of a truck in rajasthan

October 31, 2017
Social sector fellowships – Why they matter
Many in the sector have wondered about the true value of fellowship programmes. This article highlights the lessons learned, as well as the benefits that accrue to the individuals, organisations and society.
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