Ruchika has a PhD in development studies and about fifteen years of experience of conducting evidence-based research, programme management, assessments and evaluation related to various aspects of natural resource management, gender, poverty inequity issues, inter alia. She worked in three different work environments – policy research, academic research and teaching, and grassroots field implementation.
Her work experience with different organisations with an opportunity to work in interdisciplinary environment with diverse set of actors -local communities, grassroots level institutions, government departments, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral organisations, partner organisations and funders.
Over the span of her professional career, she have the opportunity to work on more than dozen projects in different socio-economic contexts across India. She has experience of extensive interaction and networking with various state and national level government agencies, civil society organisations, and academic institutions.