Sahiba Lal (she/her/hers) is the Data and Global Accountability Officer at Global Fund for Women.
Sahiba works in the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) Accountability initiative - an intersectional, feminist-led, transformative, inclusive, and transparent accountability process - that aims to use data to track the GEF process and strengthen advocacy for grassroots gender justice movements and organizations.
Prior to this, Sahiba earned her Master in Development Practice from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, focusing on research, human rights, social movements, and sustainable development. Here she also collaborated on research and advocacy projects supporting marginalized communities globally and was a teaching assistant on global poverty, economics and political economy courses. Her graduate thesis was on bonded labor in rural India through the lens of caste, neoliberalism and gender. Previously, Sahiba was a Research Associate leading field implementations of multimethod impact evaluations on gender, agriculture, health and climate for evidence-based policymaking at J-PAL South Asia. She previously worked at CARE India in nonprofit fundraising and a climate and gender intersecting program.
Sahiba is passionate about research as storytelling and research through participatory processes towards intersectional justice. She seeks to ground her research and advocacy in community-empowering approaches and progressive social movements for the transformation of systemic power and privilege into equality and human dignity.