Tanoubi Ngangom is a Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of Programmes.
Tanoubi is interested in the political economy of development — the evolution of global development policy, impact of international regimes on growth trajectories of developing countries and access to innovation for development. Her research focuses on emerging Southern donors and the governance of development finance; India’s role as a provider of global public goods; India’s foreign policy on development; and the effect of innovation policies on development challenges of the global South.
Tanoubi’s recent projects examine the normative framing of India’s development partnership programme, instruments used for development outreach and the institutional architecture that supports it. Looking at diffusion of innovation for development, her work explores the interplay between pharmaceutical innovation policies and public health, the trade versus health discourse and the implications of emerging intellectual property rights regimes on global health.
Trained as a development economist, Tanoubi holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Economics from the Shri Ram College of Commerce.