Tara Bedi

Development economist, Tara Bedi, joined the board in autumn 2021 bringing a wealth of experience in development projects and a focus on gender and social protection.


Tara Bedi

Position: Board member since October 2021

Tara Bedi is a Marie Curie (CAROLINE) Irish Research Council Research Fellow in the Economics Department at Trinity College Dublin. She is a development economist with a focus on gender and social protection. She is working on projects in Ethiopia, India, Malawi, and Mauritania. Prior to this, she worked with Trócaire, an Irish NGO. Before moving to Ireland, Tara worked in the Poverty Reduction Group at the World Bank, where she worked and published on impact evaluations, poverty maps and poverty monitoring systems. She received a master’s degree in Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School. She holds a PhD in Development Economics from Trinity College Dublin.