Naureen Karachiwalla

Naureen is a Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division (PHND) at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and a non-resident Fellow at the Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR).  She obtained her PhD in Economics at the University of Oxford, and was an AMID Fellow at Bocconi University in Milan.  Her research focuses on empirical development microeconomics, and within that sphere, on public and labour economics.  Her research interests include incentives and accountability in the public sector, education, social protection, and technology adoption.  Her work has focused on incentives and accountability of educators in China, Uganda, and Pakistan, as well as caste and learning outcomes in Pakistan, agricultural technology adoption and counterfeiting in Uganda, and nutrition and social protection in Bangladesh and Egypt.

Content by Naureen Karachiwalla
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Reforming educator accountability systems: Evidence from Pakistan

    Pakistan suffers from extremely low learning levels, and past research has shown that a lack of effective incentives for educators is a substantial contributor to this problem. Recognising this, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government wanted to reform the educator accountability system. Under a proposed reform, educator promotions would be linked to performance...

    27 Oct 2020 | Saher Asad, Masooma Habib, Naureen Karachiwalla, Katrina Kosec, Clare Leaver, Attique Ur Rehman

  • Blog post

    Improving teacher accountability in Pakistan’s rural schools

    Pakistan has extremely low learning levels and poor education service delivery is a driving factor. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has expressed a strong desire for evidence on how to design evaluation and oversight systems for the education sector, with the goal of improving learning. Accordingly, we conducted an International Growth Centre (IGC) supported study...

    3 Feb 2020 | Saher Asad, Masooma Habib, Naureen Karachiwalla, Katrina Kosec, Clare Leaver, Attique Ur Rehman

  • Project

    Improving teaching and learning: Experiments on teacher incentives and training in Uganda

    In low-income countries, primary school students often fall far below grade level and primary dropout rates remain high. Further, in some countries, educators encourage their weaker students to dropout before reaching the end of primary school. These educators hope to avoid the negative attention that authorities direct to a school when its students perform poorly on the...

    15 Jun 2018 | Daniel Gilligan, Naureen Karachiwalla, Ibrahim Kasirye, Adrienne Lucas, Derek Neal

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Educator incentives and educational triage in rural primary schools

    15 Jun 2018 | Daniel Gilligan, Naureen Karachiwalla, Ibrahim Kasirye, Adrienne Lucas, Derek Neal

  • Project

    Mechanisms for increasing the accountability of teachers and schools in rural Pakistan to improve learning outcomes

    Pakistan has extremely low learning levels and poor education service delivery is a driving factor. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government has expressed a strong desire for evidence on how to design evaluation and oversight systems for the education sector, with the goal of improving learning. The government has two evaluation and oversight systems that should, in...

    9 Jan 2017 | Masooma Habib, Naureen Karachiwalla, Saher Asad, Katrina Kosec, Clare Leaver