Equity within and between regions
We conducted original economic research on public service delivery, human capital investment, institutional trust, and underlying social capital in rural India, as well as the ways that technological advances can alternately alleviate or exacerbate existing disparities. In addition to equitable access and health outcomes, our work on insurance speaks to the importance of financial risk protection, while related projects have focused on gender and vulnerable populations.
Sustainability across administrations and generations
In a recent article, we reimagined the education system in Kyrgyzstan to align with a changing economic landscape.
Preparedness for systemic risks
We led an assessment of Ebola treatment centers in Sierra Leone. More recently, we drew on those lessons for a position paper on vaccines in the context of global health security.
Resilience against unforeseen shocks
We have used mixed methods to evaluate the impact of health assistance on health care facilities in Syria, as well as strategy papers for refugee education programs.
Governance as accountability
Achieving these ideals hinges on whether households trust institutions to represent their best interests. We have contributed to governance projects ranging from social accountability and human resources for health to inter-sectoral approaches to multi-drug resistant tuberculosis that address everything from provider incentives and regulatory oversight to larger issues of national sovereignty, citizenship, and democratic legitimacy of the global aid architecture itself.