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About Prachi Srivastava

Dr. Prachi Srivastava is tenured Associate Professor specialising in education and international development. She is also Adjunct Professor, School of International DevelopmentGlobal Studies, University of Ottawa, and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Education, University of Sussex. She holds a doctorate from and the University of Oxford.
Dr. Srivastava's research interests include: new non-state and private actors in education and international development with a focus on global philanthropy; private schooling, in particular, low-fee private schooling in developing countries (focus on India); and global education policy and the right to education.

She coined the now widely accepted term, 'low-fee private schooling'. She has published extensively in the areas of private non-state actors and international education policy. Her work has been featured in the international UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report.

Dr. Srivastava has been invited to provide research evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Education of the British Parliament, and has been invited to consult for the European Union. She has provided expertise to a number of government agencies and international organisations, including the former Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), UK Department for International Development (DFID-UK and DFID-India), and UNESCO.

She is currently Principal Investigator on a major SSHRC-funded research project on non-state actors and the right to education.
She has held visiting appointments at Columbia University, National University of Singapore, and the University of Oxford. Previously, she served with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and the International Rescue Committee. She has field experience in India, Sri Lanka, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo.


Present Associate Professor (Education & International Development), Western University Faculty of Education

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