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Diva Dhar
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Diva is a Program Officer (Measurement, Learning and Evaluation) with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India, where her portfolio includes research and evaluations in gender, ICT, nutrition, child health and youth. Diva is also leading impact evaluations in gender and education. Diva was formerly Associate Director at J-PAL South Asia for evaluation capacity building and the Program Director of the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) in South Asia, where she worked on strengthening M&E capacity in the region and promoting evidence based decision-making. Previously, she worked for J-PAL and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) on several impact evaluations in India, Bangladesh and Morocco dealing with governance, education, gender and urban services. She has also worked as consultant for the World Bank, Planning Commission and other non-profit organizations in the U.S. and India. Diva has a Masters in International and Development Economics from Yale University and a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Mount Holyoke College.

Articles By Diva Dhar
Tell us what you really think: Measuring gender attitudes in Haryana
Posted On: 18 Jul 2014

Topics:   Gender
Tags:   Haryana

Changing basic gender attitudes may be crucial for alleviating discrimination against women and improving gender outcomes. This column describes a unique measurement tool developed by social psychologists, which was adapted to measure gender attitudes of school children in the state of Haryana. It finds that both boys and girls in grades six and seven display strong same-gender preferences, with boys disproportionately associating females with negative attributes and vice versa.
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