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  • 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

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Political decentralisation, women’s reservation and child health outcomes: A case study of rural Bihar

    Research has shown that political decentralisation and female leadership at the local governance level can influence policy decisions in favour of women and children. This study analyses how decentralisation and women’s reservation (or quotas) at local levels of governance can improve health outcomes. The 73rd and 74th Amendments to the Constitution of India...

    23 Nov 2018 | Santosh Kumar, Nishith Prakash

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Evaluating the Kisan Credit Scheme: Results from Bihar and India

    The Government of India introduced the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme in its 1998-99 budget to provide timely, short-term agricultural credit to farmers through the banks under a single window system. By March 2011, more than 100 million KCC accounts had been issued nationwide. This brief outlines results from a study examining the impact of the KCC Scheme on...

    23 Nov 2018 | Areendam Chanda

  • Event

    The way forward for the Indian economy

    Several challenges confront the Indian economy – both external and internal. Aspects of the new international environment such as rising nationalist sentiment and resulting opposition to manufactured imports from developing countries, and emergence of competition from robotised manufacturing in developed countries, make it difficult for India to follow the same growth...

    18 December 2018

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Leader identity and coordination

    9 Oct 2018 | Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, Lakshmi Lyer, Joseph Vecci

  • Event

    International conference on public finance

    To commemorate the ten years of the Centre for Economic Policy and Public Finance (CEPPF), IGC India in collaboration with ADRI, is organising an International Conference, titled 'Public Finance: Theory, Practice and Challenges’. As part of the conference, we will host a panel on Health Finance (Does Ayushman Bharat address the issues of healthcare delivery in Bihar?) and...

    7–8 December 2018

  • Blog post

    World’s first development impact bond

    About three years ago, an experiment in the financing and delivery of a programme aimed at increasing girls’ school enrollment and achievement began in Rajasthan, India. In this rural area, where agriculture is the main form of subsistence, one in 10 girls aged 11-14 are kept out of school, for reasons such as contributing to the family income or caring for siblings. A...

    3 Oct 2018 | Izzy Boggild-Jones, Emily Gustafsson-Wright

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Benefits and costs of road traffic congestion pricing: Evidence from Bangalore

    Chronic road traffic congestion is ubiquitous in developing countries. Congestion pricing is a theoretically appealing and technologically feasible policy, yet to date has not implemented in developing countries. This brief examines an experiment with congestion pricing pilot policies to learn how commuter change their driving behaviour due to charges, focusing on...

    28 Aug 2018 | Gabriel Kreindler, Esther Duflo, Benjamin Olken