Charity Troyer Moore is the Director of EPoD India.
Charity is also India Country Lead for the DFID-funded Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme, which aims to encourage policymakers' use of rigorous empirical evidence in key decisions. Her research examines ways to use technology to improve delivery of social welfare programmes and improve governance; land rights; and intra-household bargaining.
She holds an M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics from The Ohio State University. Prior to her current position, Charity completed projects for The World Bank and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where she investigated cash transfer programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and provided technical assistance for Nigerian education sector reform.
Asking the right question to get the right policy
04 Apr 2016
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 MNREGS - the world’s largest public works programme - became accessible and relevant to those who use it.
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