Charity Troyer Moore

Charity Troyer Moore India Lead at Harvard Kennedy School’s Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) and is currently Senior Research and Policy Manager for IFMR Research.

Charity is also Country Manager for the DFID-funded Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) program, which aims to encourage policymakers’ use of rigorous empirical evidence in key decisions. Charity’s research examines ways to use technology to improve delivery of social welfare programs and improve governance; land rights; and intrahousehold bargaining.

She holds an M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics from The Ohio State University. Prior to her current position,Charity completed projects for The World Bank and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where she investigated cash transfer programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and provided technical assistance for Nigerian education sector reform.

Content by Charity Troyer Moore
  • Blog post

    Vocational training programs in India are leaving women behind, but this needn’t be the case

    Less than 25% of women are employed in their skilled job for more than three months and are also less likely to receive and accept job offers than men. Migration is a key constraint, with job location being a strong predictor of female outcomes. Skill India Many low- and middle-income countries have launched government-funded vocational training programmes to help youth...

    23 Feb 2018 | Charity Troyer Moore, Rohini Pande, Soledad Artiz Prillaman

  • 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

  • Project

    Moving in or dropping out? India's female migrants and urban labour force integration

    One important, yet understudied, constraint to FLFP is women’s inability to successfully migrate to where the jobs are - cities. In our pilot, young women and parents report being concerned for their safety when considering migrating to a major city for a job, but still reporting similar willingness to migrate for work as young men. Therefore, with proper support, young...

    27 Oct 2016 | Rohini Pande, Charity Troyer Moore, Soledad Artiz Prillaman

  • Project

    Smart data: Can Visualised Administrative Data Help Inform and Hold Public Stakeholders Accountable?

    “Smart” data collection (using smartphones, biometrics, etc.) receives attention as a means to augment low-income states’ capacity. However, little attention has focused on how monitoring and accountability policies can harness extensive administrative data already being generated to improve programs and public accountability. We study how to turn big data into...

    1 Oct 2014 | Rohini Pande, Eric Dodge, Charity Troyer Moore