Dr. Ojha is an academician, consultant, and researcher with more than twenty three years of experience in the field of consulting, research and teaching. At present, he is working as an Associate Professor -Economics.
He attended Short-term Course on “Industrial Organization and Policy: Contemporary Theory and Practice”, conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur duringJuly 16-20, 2007. He has completed many consulting assignments related to World Bank funded projects in India. Some of them are Uttar Pradesh Sodic Lands Reclamation Project, Uttar Pradesh Sodic Lands Reclamation Project – II, National Agricultural Technology Project, and Uttar Pradesh Diversified Agriculture Support Project. He was the Economist member of Standing Evaluation Committee constituted by Uttar Pradesh Bhumi Sudhar Nigam for evaluation of activities of External M&E Agencies (from year 2001 to year 2006). He was also a Member of National Level Team constituted by Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India to document ITD component of NATP.
Ojha R, 2007; “Collaborative Agricultural Development – A Case Study of Land Reclamation Project”, Metamorphosis, Vol 6, Number 1
Ojha R, 2006; “Participatory Innovations in Agricultural Technology Dissemination – A Case Study of National Agricultural Technology Project, India”, IIML Case Series 2006-07, IIM Lucknow
Ojha R, 2006; “Collaborative Agricultural Development – A Case Study of Land Reclamation Project”, IIML Case Series: 2006-06, IIM Lucknow.
Ojha R, 2006; “Vulnerability in Rural Areas – Potential Demand for Micro Insurance”, International Journal of Rural Management, 2006, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp: 67-83.
Ojha R, 2004; “Poverty Dynamics in Poorest Pockets of Rural Uttar Pradesh”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XLII, No. 16, April 21, 2007.
Ojha R, 2004; “Socio-economic impact of reclamation of sodic land – a case study of Uttar Pradesh”, Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Management of Sodic lands, Feb 9-14, 2004, UPCAR, Lucknow
Ojha R, 2004; “Poverty alleviation through sodic land reclamation – a case of Uttar Pradesh Sodic Lands Reclamation Project-I”, Extended Summaries, International Conference on Sustainable Management of Sodic lands, Feb 9-14, 2004, UPCAR, Lucknow
Ojha R, 2001; “Self-help Groups and Rural Employment”, Yojna, Vol 45
Ojha R, 2001; “Generation of self-employment in rural areas through promotion and strengthening of self-help groups”, Contemporary Social Work, Vol XVII, April 2001, Department of Social Work, Lucknow University
Ojha R, 2001; “Self-help Groups and Rural Employment”, Yojna, Vol 45,
“Financial Crisis and Tenth Finance Commission” Co-organized by University of Lucknow and Finance Department, Govt of Uttar Pradesh (YojnaBhavan - 11 and 12 October, 1993). Paper presented: “Financial position of Uttar Pradesh – greens and reds”
“Planning for Growth and Equity” organized by Department of Economics and population Research Centre, University of Lucknow (June 29, 1993). Paper presented: “Exposing the hollowness of the Trickle-down theory”
“Union Budget 1994: Challenges, Expectations and Suggestions “organized by Department of Economics, University of Lucknow. (February 7, 1994). Paper presented: “Expectations of a common man from the Finance Minister”
“Dunkel Proposals: Functional realities, issues and implications for India”, April 2-1994 organized by Department of Economics, University of Lucknow, YojnaBhavan. Paper presented: “Conceptual framework of Dunkel proposals”
National seminar on “Employment generation in rural areas and urban slums”, December 22-23, 2000, organized by Department of Social Work, University of Lucknow. Presented a paper titled “Generation of self-employment in rural areas through promotion and strengthening of self-help groups”
Participated and presented a paper (on invitation) in the ‘South Asia Regional Poverty Monitoring & Evaluation Workshop, June 8-10, 2000, New Delhi’ organized by the World Bank. Presented a paper titled “An experience of Monitoring & Evaluation in UPSLRP-I”
Participated in Workshop on ‘Technology Vision for India in the new Millennium: Developing a Technology mindset’ February 6, 2001, New Delhi, organized by Tata Energy Research Institute. Presented a paper titled “Utilization of new technologies for advancement of social objectives”
Participated in “Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2001”, February 7-9, 2001, New Delhi, organized by TERI
Invited by UPDASP to participate and present a paper in the ‘Workshop on Agriculture Policy of Uttar Pradesh: Issues and implications’, December 19, 2000, Yojna Bhavan, Lucknow. Paper title “Supply of rural credit – current status, problems and prospects’’.
Attended, as a nominee of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow, the Workshop on “Use of IPR to Boost Business and Exports” organized by Indian Industries Association, Lucknow, 20th March 2008, Lucknow
Economic and Financial Analysis of Development Projects, Rural Development, Poverty, Women Empowerment