Karishma Banga
Karishma Banga is a Research Fellow in Digital Development at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) University of Sussex Brighton. Her research examines new models of digital-led development changing nature of global value chains and digital trade negotiations with a focus on development implications for low and middle-income countries. Previously she was a Research Fellow at the International Economic Development Group Overseas Development Institute working on international trade in the digital age with a focus on Africa and Asia and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration Graduate Institute of Geneva. She has led and worked on a range of projects with international organisations and stakeholders including UNECA Commonwealth Secretariat UNCTAD Afreximbank African Union WTO and Pathways for Prosperity University of Oxford. Karishma holds a PhD in Global Value Chains from the Global Development Institute University of Manchester and a MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge