Brown University
Public Policy
Vibha Pinglé

Vibha Pinglé
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Vibha Pinglé

Adjunct Lecturer in International and Public Affairs

Areas of Interest: Gender justice, livelihoods and micro-entrepreneurship, women in global supply chains, evaluating development, social entrepreneurship and women.


Vibha Pinglé is President and founder of Ubuntu at Work. Ubuntu at Work evolved out of her research on women micro entrepreneurs in South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, India, Indonesia and Nepal. After completing her PhD in sociology at Brown University, Dr. Pinglé lectured in social studies at Harvard University, was a visiting professor at Brown University, an assistant professor at Rutgers, and a fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. She has been a consultant to the World Bank, DFID, the Aga Khan Foundation, UNDP, and Fidelity Investments. Her publications include: Rethinking the Developmental State: India’s Industry in Comparative Perspective (St. Martin’s Press, NY, 1999), Identity Landscapes, Social Capital, and Entrepreneurship: Small Business in South Africa (CPS, Johannesburg, 2001), book chapters, and articles in professional journals and in newspapers.