Charity Troyer Moore
Charity Troyer Moore is the India Research Director for Evidence for Policy Design at the Harvard Kennedy School. She leads research-policy engagements with a variety of entities in India to ensure that research is attuned to the problems facing policymakers and integrated into policy design and program implementation. Charity's research examines how to use technology to improve public service delivery and governance; the drivers and potential solutions to India’s low female labor force participation; land rights; and social protection programs. She holds an M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.
John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Cambridge, MA 02138
A key challenge in India is to recruit and train a large rural labour force for mostly urban jobs. Skill India promises to do just that.
Mobile phones could help unemployed women learn about jobs or flexible income generation opportunities.
With India poised to become the largest economy in the world by 2030, it cannot afford to leave half of its workforce behind.
Automating systems for disclosure may be the best option to strengthen transparency.
It is unclear whether the government's current recruitment strategies will help achieve its ambitious goals.
As India’s economy grows, its female labor force participation is falling.
Opening accounts and issuing cards create numbers but amount to little.