Rajesh Joseph

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Livelihoods
  • Addressing the Issues of Urban Informal Sector Workers


Rajesh is a faculty with the School of Development.

He has more than 14 years of experience in the field of urban poverty dealing with issues of unorganized labour, financial inclusion, social security, migration, job placement, training and skill enhancement in the informal sector of the economy.

He was previously associated with MAYA in their livelihood initiative, initiating Self Help Groups, Cooperatives, and Workers’ Collectives and was instrumental in starting LabourNet- a programme to address the issues of Urban Informal Sector workers.

He has completed his M.A in Economics followed with an M.Phil in Manpower Economics from Bangalore University.