Diva Dhar

Diva Dhar is Associate Director of Capacity Building for CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia at IFMR. Diva works on strengthening monitoring and evaluation capacity in the region and promoting evidence based policy and decision-making. She has previously worked as a Research Manager for J-PAL South Asia and as a Project Associate for J-PAL/IPA in Morocco. She has overseen several randomized evaluations dealing with education, gender, urban services, governance and microcredit in India, Morocco and Bangladesh. She has also worked as a consultant for the Planning Commission and with the UN and other NGOs in India. Her research interests include gender and education. Diva has a Masters in International and Development Economics from Yale University and a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Mount Holyoke College.

Content by Diva Dhar
  • Project

    Impact evaluation of school-based gender sensitization campaign

    Despite two decades of rapid economic growth, outcomes for females in India continue to be considerably worse than those for males. Women tend to marry young and have children quickly, and face persistent barriers to mobility outside the home, labor force participation, and career development. Another troubling manifestation of gender bias is sex-selective abortion. In...

    1 Nov 2013 | Seema Jayachandran, Diva Dhar, Tarun Jain