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  • Project

    Review of Myanmar policies related to agricultural value chain finance

    This project aims to increase understanding of the policy context and the potential to make policy reforms to increase formal agricultural value chain financing in Myanmar, by producing a report with policy recommendations. Inadequate access to finance can stifle the productivity and growth of agriculture, which is especially pertinent in the case of a country where about...

    11 Jan 2021 | Russell Toth

  • Person

    Ashmita Gupta

    Ashmita Gupta is an economist and visiting faculty at ADRI. Her primary areas of interest are empirical microeconomics, labour, development, gender, public finance and international trade. She has been part of the editorial board of Economic and Political Weekly. She has been a postdoctoral researcher at Wageningen University, Netherlands and Indian Statistical Institute,...

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    Nand Kishore Singh

    Nand Kishore Singh is a prominent Indian economist, academician, and policymaker. He is currently Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission. Prior to this position, he presided as Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Review Committee (FRBM). He also served as a member of the Upper House of the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, from 2008 to 2014, during which...

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    Sushil Kumar Modi

    Sushil Kumar Modi is the Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister, Government of Bihar. After joining the JP movement, Modi remained General Secretary of the Patna University’s Student Union between 1973 and 1977. After the emergency, he rose through the ranks of the BJP’s student wing, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Between 1983 and 1986, he was All India...

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    Shaibal Gupta

    Shaibal Gupta is the Founder Member Secretary of the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) in Patna, Bihar. He is also the Director of the Centre for Economic Policy and Public Finance (CEPPF), which has been set-up in ADRI by the Government of Bihar as a dedicated centre for research on public finance. He is the best-known expert on the politics and economics of...

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    Harivansh Narayan Singh

    Harivansh Narayan Singh is an Indian journalist and politician, who is the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha representing Bihar. He is a post-graduate in Economics from Banaras Hindu University and holds a diploma in Journalism. Before entering into the world of politics, he was a...

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    Alan de Brauw

    Alan de Brauw is a Senior Research Fellow in the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division. He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Davis; prior to joining IFPRI, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Williams College.

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    Josh Shelley

    Josh is a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer at the IGC Hub. Prior to joining the IGC, Josh was part of the Monitoring and Reporting Hub for the HMG Prosperity Fund, where he worked on MEL tools and data collection for anti-corruption, low-carbon energy and economic growth programmes. He has also worked on evaluations and research projects for The British...

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Unmaking of a customs union: Regional (dis)integration in the East African community

    The Common External Tariff (CET) of the East African Community (EAC) customs union has long been considered the cornerstone of one of the more successful examples of regional integration in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this project we assess the integrity of the CET using a novel dataset of country- and firm-level deviations from the common tariff regime created by digitizing...

    7 Jan 2021 | Jakob Rauschendorfer, Anna Twum