Rohini Pande

Hillary Wouldn’t Be the First Female American President

Hillary Wouldn’t Be the First Female American President

August 1, 2016

By Robin Wright - The New Yorker

“More than half of the countries in the world have implemented some type of political quota,” Rohini Pande and Deanna Ford, of Harvard’s Kennedy School, write. “They have led to a dramatic increase in female leaders across the globe.”

April wasn't January

April wasn't January

May 13, 2016

By Anant Sudarshan, Santosh Harish, Michael Greenstone, and Rohini Pande - The Indian Express

Neither pollution nor congestion significantly decreased as they did during the January experiment. An enduring solution lies in scaling up the smaller, successful programmes.

How To Get India’s Women Working? First, Let Them Out Of The House

How To Get India’s Women Working? First, Let Them Out Of The House

April 9, 2016

By Rohini Pande, Jennifer Johnson, and Eric Dodge - IndiaSpend

India boasts superior rates of women serving in political office compared to other emerging economies: the nation just swore in its 16th female Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti. Yet it lags well behind its competitors in its rate of women’s labour force participation. There is surprisingly little data to answer why. But one reason stands out: women can’t get to work.

Asking the right question to get the right policy

Asking the right question to get the right policy

April 4, 2016

By Eric Dodge, Charity Troyer Moore, and Rohini Pande - Ideas for India

There is consensus in the development community on the importance of bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners; however, misaligned incentives underlie this gap. In this article, Pande, Moore and Dodge of Harvard Kennedy School, explain how bringing policymakers together with researchers to work more iteratively ensured that data from MGNREGA - the world’s largest public works programme - became accessible and relevant to those who use it.

Five Key Lessons About Women And Work In India

Five Key Lessons About Women And Work In India

March 8, 2016

By Rohini Pande, Charity Troyer Moore, and Jennifer Johnson - IndiaSpend

In the South Asian context, on International Women’s Day, our analysis of the state of women and work in India does not offer clear explanation. Countries often experience a dip in women’s labour-force participation as incomes rises and women drop out of low-paying menial work, usually in agriculture. But typically as the economy develops further and education levels rise, more and more women enter the labour force.

What is causing Delhi’s air pollution?

What is causing Delhi’s air pollution?

February 15, 2016

By Eric Dodge and Rohini Pande - Ideas For India

Several policies aimed at reducing Delhi’s air pollution have been implemented this winter, but what remains unclear is where the pollution comes from. This column takes stock of what we know about pollution sources and the portion contributed by each. It contends that good information systems are required to turn the critical convergence of public concern, policymaker attention, and academic contribution into a smart policy response.

To cut Delhi's air pollution, pinpoint the source (Special to IANS)

To cut Delhi's air pollution, pinpoint the source (Special to IANS)

January 19, 2016

By Eric Dodge & Rohini Pande - Business Standard

This winter, Delhi's government and the judiciary have implemented several policies aimed at cutting the national capital's air pollution. The just-concluded odd-even scheme in the city required motorists to find alternative means of transportation every other day.

 To Cut Delhi’s Air Pollution, Pinpoint The Source

To Cut Delhi’s Air Pollution, Pinpoint The Source

January 19, 2016

By Eric Dodge and Rohini Pande - India Spend

On some days the air may be clearer. But what remains hazy is where Delhi’s air pollution comes from. Over the years, multiple attempts to find out–-called source apportionment studies–have yielded contradictory results.

Yes, Delhi, it worked

Yes, Delhi, it worked

January 19, 2016

By Michael Greenstone, Santosh Harish, Anant Sudarshan, and Rohini Pande - The Indian Express

Delhi’s ambitious odd-even pilot experiment to reduce the number of cars on the road, and pollution in the air, has come to an end — at least for now. But the question remains: Was it successful?