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    Hilina Yoseph

    Hilina Yoseph is a Country Office Manager for IGC Ethiopia. In the past, she has worked as a Commercial Counselor’s Assistant at Turkish Embassy Commercial Counselor’s Office Addis Ababa. Hilina has a BA in Business Administration from New Generation University.

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    Are apps the future of NGO service delivery?

    NGOs are increasingly adopting and supporting digital approaches to improve and extend their service delivery. In this article, Tasmiah Rahman draws on the Maya Apa App as an example of this shift and highlights how data can be used to tailor service delivery to key groups. Moving the ‘women’ issue forward Gender equality mainstreaming is at the forefront...

    25 Apr 2017 | Tasmiah Rahman

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    The inflationary impact of the grain procurement policy in India

    To smooth volatile grain prices, the Indian Government procures additional grain quantities, creating agricultural commodity buffers, often redistributed to poor households. This policy can produce a demand shock, triggering increased inflation. This blog looks at new IGC research to model the distortionary effects of such policies and potential monetary policy...

    24 Apr 2017 | Chetan Ghate, Sargam Gupta, Debdulal Mallick

  • Person

    Tasmiah Rahman

    Tasmiah Rahman is currently working as a Senior Manager, Monitoring Results Measurement and Communications in an international NGO in Bangladesh, Swisscontact. She graduated from LSE with an MSc in Social Policy and Development.

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    Smart policy for women’s economic empowerment in South Asia

    In this article, Jennifer Johnson and Nalini Gulati highlight the different trajectories of women’s economic empowerment across South Asia, based on a recent policy dialogue hosted by Evidence for Policy Design. On 23-24 March, ‘Smart Policy for Women’s Economic Empowerment’ brought together policymakers, private-sector actors, and civil-society representatives...

    21 Apr 2017 | Nalini Gulati, Jennifer Johnson

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    Jennifer Johnson

    Jennifer Johnson is an Assistant Programme Manager at Evidence for Policy Design and manages Prof. Rohini Pande's portfolio of research projects related to women's empowerment and governance in India and Nepal. She holds an M.A. in International Studies from Simon Fraser University, M.A. in Language and Communication from Georgetown University, and B.A. from Swarthmore College.

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    Farmers’ vulnerability to climate shocks in Benin

    Farmers’ vulnerability to climate shocks is affected by their exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity. One must parse these components before designing policies for climate resilience. Agro-ecological factors are especially important, as their variation means that households with low adaptive capacity do not necessarily have high exposure or sensitivity to climate...

    20 Apr 2017 | Boris Odilon Kounagbè Lokonon

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    Boris Odilon Kounagbè Lokonon

    Boris Odilon Kounagbè Lokonon obtained his PhD from the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management at the University of Parakou in Benin in 2015. He's researcher and lecturer at the University of Parakou.    

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    Research Programme Director Dave Donaldson wins prestigious John Bates Clark Medal

    The American Economic Association (AEA) is awarding IGC Research Programme Director Dave Donaldson (Stanford University) the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded annually to an economist under 40 years old in recognition of "outstanding research accomplishments in economics". Previous John Bates Clark medalists include Esther Duflo (2010), Daron Acemoglu (2005), Lawrence...

    20 Apr 2017