Harlan Downs-Tepper

Harlan Downs-Tepper studies novel methods for targeting poverty at Duke University.  Prior to Duke, he was Chief of Staff at IDinsight, a global development consulting organization, where he conducted policy research based in Patna and elsewhere.

Content by Harlan Downs-Tepper
  • Multimedia Item - Video

    IGC India conference: The impact of COVID-19 on health and wellbeing

    The nationwide lockdown last year disrupted food supply chains, and access to food was a very real concern for millions of households. India has some of the world’s largest food security schemes to address malnutrition and hunger. While the initiatives seem promising, the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in the effective delivery of midday meals and the public...

    14 May 2021

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    COVID-19 in slum communities of Patna and Bengaluru: Economic versus health impact

    This study examines the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns. We combine extensive baseline survey data (from 2016) with repeated phone interviews conducted July-November 2020 with 120 key informants in 20 slums each in Bengaluru and Patna. Our team has been studying slum communities in India for more than a decade....

    5 May 2021 | Anirudh Krishna, Emily Rains, Harlan Downs-Tepper