Ria Roy

Provides support in the implementation of a wide range of consulting assignments, covering trade policy, e-commerce, value chains and monitoring and evaluation.

Trade Economics, Trade Policy, Monitoring and Evaluation, E-commerce, GVCs.

About Ria
Ria is a trade economist who works at the intersection of the Consulting and Data Analytics teams.

Since joining IEC in 2019, Ria has worked in various areas including trade policy formulation and implementation, trade-related capacity building and business development.

Her main activities include researching trade literature, trade analysis, presentation and drafting background papers, while also working with statistical tools and interactive dashboards. Her main contributions are focussed around impact assessment studies, modern trade policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, trade development studies, GVC analysis and e-commerce assessments.

Ria has worked on a wide variety of projects, involving a range of international organisations and donors, including the International Trade Centre (ITC), World Bank, UNCTAD, the European Commission, GIZ, DFID, African Union and private sector, among others.

Below are some of Ria’s most recent advisory work for clients:

  • The evaluation of the ITC’s UK Trade Partnership Programme or supporting the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Unit of Katalis in identify existing and potential powerhouse opportunities between Indonesia and Australia.
  • Supporting the Government of Tanzania (GoT) by carrying out an assessment and evaluation of key selected Value Chains for growth and development potential and prioritization to fill-in the knowledge gap required to adequately inform the preparation of the new Worl Bank “FAST Growth” project.
  • Mapping the commercial opportunities for AfCFTA in Africa & analysing the trade impact of the US TIFAs in Africa.
  • Analysing the level of adoption of e-commerce by different LDCs and developing nations across Africa and Asia-Pacific.
  • Researching the implications of trade agreements for the private sector, such as the potential for UK-India trade and investment flows.

She holds an MSc in Development Economics from SOAS, University of London and a BA in Economics from St Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad in India. She has also completed two summer schools from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Cambridge.


  • Native in Bengali, Hindi.
  • Fluent in English.