Rohini Pande

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Answering the call

December 20, 2017

During a public event in Delhi last week (Dec. 14) researchers from Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) presented evidence on the causes and effects of India’s mobile technology gender gap, as well as possible solutions to address it. EPoD co-hosted the event, titled “Answering the Call: Putting the World in Women’s Hands,” with the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) and the Observer Research Foundation, with support from the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at HKS.

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Gender norms greatest barriers to use of tech in rural areas: Facebook official

December 15, 2017

The purpose of the event, organised by Observer Research Foundation, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School and the Institute for Financial Management and Research, was to discuss the causes and effects of India's technology gender gap, as well as possible solutions that will allow women and girls to access the information and networks mobile phones can provide.

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Know most polluting industries in state, push for action

December 1, 2017

Soon in 10 areas of the state, citizens will come to know round-the-clock which industry is causing the most air pollution. Moreover, they can also raise their voice on an interactive platform and push the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to take corrective measures to reduce pollution. This is being made possible with a first-of-its-kind project in the country jointly taken up by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC-India), the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL), Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard University and the Tata Centre...

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Triggering mobile internet use among men and women in South Asia

November 17, 2017

Adoption and use of mobile internet is far from universal or equitable, with women, those with less education, rural residents, and the poor accounting for a disproportionate number of non-users. This GSMA Connected Women and GSMA Connected Society report is based on qualitative research conducted in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and provides insights and practical recommendations on how the mobile industry can trigger mobile internet uptake among non-users (particularly women) in South Asia who appear to be economically and technically well positioned to begin using it...

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