Tanoubi holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She studied development theory, the informal economy and non-state governance, and the assessment and formulation of development policies on topics like education, credit markets, health and corruption. Her dissertation examined issues concerning the engagement of community members for the co-production of urban services through a case study of the Mumbai-centered Slum Sanitation Programme. Additionally, she has completed her graduation in Economics from the Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. During her postgraduation, she volunteered for Oxfam International.Her research interests include economic governance and the informal economy.
She works with ORF DataLabs on the quantitative analysis of public policies.