SEHAR IQBAL is an independent researcher working at the intersection between research and grassroot development work in Jammu and Kashmir. She completed her PhD in Development Economics in 2018 under the supervision of Professor Jean Drèze. Her doctoral research was on Human Development Indicators in Jammu and Kashmir. For her work on reducing infant deaths in the Kashmir valley she received the Women’s Scholarship at the University of Oxford, where she is currently researching solutions for delivering quality education to children of nomadic communities in Jammu and Kashmir. She is a founding Fellow of the India Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative (IPRYLI) administered by the Asia Society, Rockefeller Foundation – a programme that encourages youth in the two countries to work together on public service delivery projects. Sehar Iqbal is the mother of two sons and lives in Budgam, Kashmir.