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  • Blog post

    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

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Forgery, market liquidity, and demat trading: Evidence from the National Stock Exchange in India

    5 Apr 2017 | Madhav Shrihari, Sanjay Banerji, Krishna Gangopadhyay

  • Blog post

    Constructing housing for the poor without destroying their communities

    The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana aims to achieve housing for all by 2022. However, vacancy of 23% was reported last year in urban housing built under the programme. In this article, Rohini Pande, contends that take-up can be increased if policies are designed in a way that allows the intended beneficiaries to preserve their social networks when they relocate. We have passed...

    28 Mar 2017 | Rohini Pande

  • Publication - Project Report

    Impact evaluation of a public health insurance plan in India: Post health event survey pilot

    27 Mar 2017 | Anup Malani, Cynthia Kinnan, Alessandra Voena

  • Blog post

    Women’s economic opportunities: What can South Asian countries learn from each other?

    When women make their own money – or even when they have the option to work for a fair wage – their health, power in the domestic sphere, and position in society all improve, and parents begin to invest more in the health and education of their daughters. A wide range of research from South Asia and across the world has shown this. For example, a study in India...

    22 Mar 2017 | Charity Troyer Moore, Vestal McIntyre

  • Blog post

    Getting India's women into the workforce: Time for a smart approach

    In this article, Rohini Pande, the Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, contends that raising India’s stubbornly low rate of female labour force participation will require behavioural interventions that address social norms. Between 1990 and 2015, India’s real GDP (gross domestic product) per capita grew from US$375 to US$1572, but its...

    20 Mar 2017 | Rohini Pande

  • Project

    Women and work in rural India

    In India, only 32.6% of the half-a-billion working-age women report working. In contrast, the global average is 48% (Millennium Development Goals Report, 2013). The low rate of women's labour market participation in India is puzzling for a country that has experienced rapid fertility transition, broad increases in their educational attainment, as well as substantial...

    9 Mar 2017 | Farzana Afridi, Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay, Taryn Dinkelman

  • Blog post

    Declining female labour force participation in rural India: The supply side

    Analysis of National Sample Survey data shows that low rates of female labour force participation in India are concentrated among married women in rural areas. This blog suggests that this is partly because women with medium levels of education choose to spend more time on child care and domestic work. Globally, about half of all women work, and recent increases in rates...

    8 Mar 2017 | Farzana Afridi, Taryn Dinkelman, Kanika Mahajan

  • Event

    Smart policy for women's economic empowerment

    Despite its recent economic growth, many South Asian economies continue to see relatively poor – and in some cases, declining – indicators for women’s social and economic empowerment. Yet research shows that women’s access to financial resources is correlated with their overall empowerment and benefits others in the household, notably children. At the same time,...

    23–24 March 2017