Ambrish Dongre

Ambrish Dongre has been a fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi since March 2014. His primary research interests are health and education. Currently, he is exploring role of private tutoring in provision of elementary education, and analysis of implementation of government programs to improve learning outcomes in primary classes in government schools.Previously, he was with the Accountability Initiative (AI), based at CPR, and led its quantitative research, including sample design and data analysis. He also played a key role in design of survey instruments. At AI, he led a study of 20 Gram Panchayats in Birbhum, West Bengal to track the flow of funds at Gram Panchayat level, titled Do GPs get their Money? He was instrumental in bringing out one of the flagship publications of AI, PAISA Report, for three consecutive years, 2010-2012. He continues to be associated with AI as a senior researcher.He obtained a PhD in economics from University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) in July 2010, and a Master’s in economics from the University of Mumbai. Ambrish’s research papers and reports are available on AI’s webpage as well as at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/results.cfm.

Content by Ambrish Dongre
  • Blog post

    Part 2: Education reform and frontline administrators: A case study from Bihar

    The frontline administration in India is infamous for corruption and patronage, indifference towards citizens, low effort and high absenteeism. This blog reports findings from a year-long qualitative study on frontline education administrators in Bihar. Part 1 captured perspectives of frontline administrators on their role in the education hierarchy and how organisational...

    20 Oct 2015 | Yamini Aiyar, Vincy Davis, Ambrish Dongre

  • Blog post

    Part 1: Education reform and frontline administrators: A case study from Bihar

    The frontline administration in India is infamous for corruption and patronage, indifference towards citizens, low effort and high absenteeism. This blog reports findings from a year-long qualitative study on frontline education administrators in Bihar. It captures perspectives of frontline administrators on their role in the education hierarchy and how organisational...

    19 Oct 2015 | Yamini Aiyar, Vincy Davis, Ambrish Dongre

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Education reforms, bureaucracy, and the puzzles of implementation

    1 Sep 2015 | Yamini Aiyar, Ambrish Dongre, Vincy Davis

  • Project

    Outlays to outcomes: Understanding pathways to improving learning outcomes

    It is well known that the Indian state suffers from a serious crisis of implementation capability. Economist Lant Pritchett has aptly captured this crisis in his description of the India state as a “flailing state”, one where “the head – its elite institutions at the national and state level- remain sound and functional but where its head is no longer reliably...

    1 May 2014 | Yamini Aiyar, Ambrish Dongre