Andrew Fraker is a Founding Partner of IDinsight. He is leading evaluations of interventions designed to reduce fund leakage and improve beneficiary nutrition in Bihar, along with other health and education evaluations in India and Uganda. Prior to IDinsight, Andrew has significant research experience with MIT’s Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Andrew coordinated randomised controlled trials in health and education for JPAL in India and was the editor of JPAL’s global staff manual on conducting field experiments. At HSPH, he analysed a health care delivery experiment in rural China and was the co-author of a World Bank book chapter on social health insurance in Kenya.
Andrew holds a B.A. in economics from Princeton University, and an M.P.A. in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard Kennedy School.
Bihar’s malnutrition crisis and potential solutions
24 May 2013
The prevalence of underweight children in Bihar is higher than in any country in the world, and the provision of public services to address malnutrition is poor. Based on an assessment of the government’s nutritional support to mothers and children, this column sheds light on the grim public service delivery, likely causes, and ideas to address the problem.
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