Jishnu Das

Jishnu Das is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group (Human Development and Public Services Team) at the World Bank and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Policy Research, New Delhi. Jishnu’s work focuses on the delivery of basic services, particularly health and education. He has worked on the quality of health care, mental health, information in health and education markets, child learning and test-scores and the determinants of trust. His work has been published in leading economics, health and education journals and widely covered in the media and policy forums. In 2011 he was part of the core team on the World Development Report on Gender and Development. He received the George Bereday Award from the Comparative and International Education Society and the Stockholm Challenge Award for the best ICT project in the public administration category in 2006, and the Research Academy award from the World Bank in 2013. He is currently working on long-term projects on health and education markets in India and Pakistan.

Content by Jishnu Das
  • Blog post

    India's informal doctors are assets not crooks

    Informal healthcare providers are the most common, and sometimes only source of healthcare, in much of rural India. Jishnu Das of the World Bank argues that informal providers should be trained and their impact evaluated to see if it improves care for poor people. Most of us would agree that when it comes to healthcare providers, some training is better than...

    22 Apr 2016 | Jishnu Das

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Education Policy in Pakistan: A Framework for Reform (Policy Brief)

    11 Sep 2014 | Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Khwaja

  • Project

    Note on education policy reform

    This policy brief draws on research papers and reports from a large-scale longitudinal study conducted by Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das and Asim Ijaz Khwaja through a grant from the World Bank’s South Asia Regions and Knowledge for Change Trust Funds. The study, titled “Learning and Educational Achievements in Punjab Schools” (LEAPS) analyses the education sector in...

    3 Sep 2014 | Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das