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Nalini Gulati
International Growth Centre
Nalini Gulati is a Country Economist at the IGC India Central Programme. Prior to joining the IGC in 2011, she was an Economist at Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) India where she worked on the Second Evaluation of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), and other projects in their global health practice. She has also worked as a Short Term Consultant at the World Bank in New Delhi, India.

Her postgraduate research focused on health insurance in poor developing countries, involving an analysis of household survey data from India to examine the role of risk preference heterogeneity in the demand for health insurance. Nalini holds an M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford and B.A. (Honours) in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University.

Articles By Nalini Gulati
Union Budget 2018: What's in it for women?
Posted On: 02 Feb 2018

In this article, Nalini Gulati analyses the Union Budget 2018-19 through a gender lens. She emphasises the need to firmly institutionalise Gender Responsive Budgeting within the government at the national and sub-national levels, and to strengthen capacity to apply a gender analysis to implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
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Financial inclusion: Concepts, issues, and policies for India
Posted On: 17 Aug 2017

Topics:   Finance

The International Growth Centre recently brought out a synthesis paper (Singh 2017) that lays out the basic concepts surrounding financial inclusion, and reviews a wide range of IGC and other studies on financial inclusion. At a workshop organised by the IGC in collaboration with Ideas for India and Indian Statistical Institute, Rohini Pande (Harvard Kennedy School), S. Krishnan (State government of Tamil Nadu), Ashok Bhattacharya (Business Standard), and R Gopalan (ex-Ministry of Finance) discussed the key lessons emerging from research, implications for policy, and areas where further work is needed.
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Governance and public service delivery in India
Posted On: 07 Aug 2017

The International Growth Centre recently produced a synthesis paper (Afridi 2017) bringing together insights from its research on governance and public service delivery in India, over the past seven years. At a workshop organised by the IGC in collaboration with Ideas for India and Indian Statistical Institute, Amarjeet Sinha (Ministry of Rural Development), Rajesh Mahapatra (Hindustan Times), and Sandip Sukhtankar (University of Virginia) discussed the findings on key governance challenges and what can be done to address them.
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Health policy and economic growth in India
Posted On: 27 Jul 2017

A new synthesis paper (Menon 2017) produced by the International Growth Centre brings together evidence from various health-related IGC studies on India undertaken over the past seven years, to draw implications for health policy. At a workshop organised by IGC in collaboration with Ideas for India and Indian Statistical Institute, Srinath Reddy (Public Health Foundation of India), Alok Kumar (NITI Aayog), and Karthik Muralidharan (University of California, San Diego) discussed key policy lessons emerging from research, and areas where further work is required.
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Smart policy for women’s economic empowerment in South Asia
Posted On: 18 Apr 2017

Topics:   Gender , Jobs

In this article, Jennifer Johnson and Nalini Gulati highlight the different trajectories of women’s economic empowerment across South Asia, based on a recent policy dialogue hosted by Evidence for Policy Design.

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