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    Data: The impact of electronic procurement of public works contracts in Indonesia and India

    Poorly functioning, and often corrupt, public procurement procedures are widely faulted for the low quality of infrastructure provision in developing countries. Can electronic procurement (e-procurement), which reduces both the cost of acquiring tender information and personal interaction between bidders and procurement ocials, ameliorate these problems? In this paper we...

    27 Feb 2019

  • Case Study: Firms

    Increasing women’s participation in the workforce

    Our research indicates that access to education, finance, and transportation can help increase women's independence and participation in the labour force.

    27 Feb 2019

  • Blog post

    Improving land security through community-based organisations

    Researchers and policymakers agree that secure land rights constitute a vital pillar for sustained livelihood improvements among marginalized populations, but existing solutions have been primarily top-down in orientation. Can community-based organisations help to improve land security from the ground up? Bihar state law guarantees each rural household the right to hold...

    25 Feb 2019 | Andre Joshua Nickow, Sanjay Kumar

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    Data: Bidding for roads

    Politically-driven corruption is a pervasive challenge for development, but evidence of its welfare effects are scarce. Using data from a major rural road construction programme in India we document political influence in a setting where politicians have no official role in contracting decisions. Exploiting close elections to identify the causal effect of coming to power,...

    12 Feb 2019

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Religion, leadership, and coordination: Evidence from a lab experiment in the field

    Coordinating economic actions across individuals can be critical to resolving collective action problems and market failures. Coordination – i.e., the ability to work together effectively – may be necessary for escaping poverty traps, for changing social norms, for optimising resource use on common land, or for improving the provision of public goods. This study...

    18 Dec 2018 | Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, Lakshmi Lyer, Joseph Vecci

  • Blog post

    Designing national healthcare: Challenges and opportunities for Ayushman Bharat

    As India’s population ages, the demand for tertiary healthcare to treat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular ailments is increasing rapidly. Estimates from the World Health Organisation show that deaths in India due to non-communicable diseases increased from 4.2 million in 2000 to 5.8 million in 2016. Over the same period, deaths...

    17 Dec 2018 | Sisir Debnath, Dibya Mishra , Tarun Jain, Revathy Suryanarayana

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Video: Are women politicians good for economic growth?

    How do female politicians perform in the countries where women are least represented? An IGC study in India looked at economic performance in constituencies with female legislators and their impact.

    5 Dec 2018

  • Blog post

    Are women politicians good for economic growth?

    There has been a phenomenal global increase in the proportion of women in politics in the last two decades. We find that constituencies that elect women experience significantly higher growth in economic activity through the electoral term than similar constituencies that elect men.

    4 Dec 2018 | Sonia Bhalotra