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    Bhavna Sivasubramanian

    Bhavna Sivasubramanian is a Research Associate at J-PAL South Asia where she works on the Ultra-Rice project in Tamil Nadu, which aims to reduce anemia through food fortification at scale. Prior to joining J-PAL, she worked as a Research Analyst at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington D.C. on projects related to the political economy...

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    Beverly Shicilenge

    Beverly Shicilenge is a researcher from the University of Zambia.

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    Dorothy Ndhlovu

    Dorothy Ndhlovu is a researcher from the University of Zambia.

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    Peter Mulambia

    Peter Mulambia is a researcher from the University of Zambia.

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    Taxation for growth in KP with focus on sales tax on services

    You can watch the full event here: https://www.facebook.com/851113391662464/videos/880557595801077/   The Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) in partnership with International Growth Center (IGC) and Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) is organising a set of two webinar sessions to discuss ways of maximising provincial fiscal space by...

    9 July 2020

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    Javed Ahmed

    Javed Ahmed is a tax economist at the Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA). He was also the chairman of PRA for a year. He has diverse experience of taxation, public policy, public finance and management with training in both business and law and has been instrumental in setting up the Punjab Revenue Authority.

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    Taimur Jhagra

    Taimur Jhagra is the Minister of Finance for the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Before he joined PTI and took up public office in KP, he had been a partner at Mckinsey. He worked several years there and led its public sector engagement in Pakistan. Mr. Jhagra has an MBA from the London Business School.

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    Zoha Waseem

    Zoha Waseem is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Global City Policing, University College London. Her research interests include urban policing, crime, violent conflict and the experiences of ethnic and racial minorities in South Asia and the UK. She holds a PhD from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. For her doctoral research, she...

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Do social assistance programmes reach the poor? Micro-evidence from 123 countries

    Governments around the world rely on social assistance to reduce poverty, but the poorest are left behind. There has been a sharp reduction in global poverty over the past 25 years, from 36% in 1990 to 10% in 2015. Yet, 736 million people continue to live on less than USD 1.90 a day (World Bank, 2015), most of them in middle-income countries. In recent years, the largest...

    7 Jul 2020 | Nidhi Parekh, Oriana Bandiera

  • Blog post

    Closing gender gaps in Bihar: Examining the state’s budgets for women and girls

    Economic growth unaccompanied by inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth can not only exacerbate future gender equality outcomes, but also prove regressive by pushing progress on gender equality back. In Bihar, a state that has witnessed a steady and high economic growth over the last decade, we look at how much budgets are being allocated to achieve gender equality and...

    6 Jul 2020 | Shrijna Dixon, Yamini Mishra