Prof. Ambrish Dongre

Ravi J Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. (Economics), University of California, Santa Cruz (USA)

M.A. (Economics), Univeristy of Mumbai

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor (Sept. 2017- ), Ravi J Matthai Centre for Education Innovation, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad

Fellow (March 2014- August 2017), Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Senior Researcher (August 2010- February 2014), Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Professional Affiliation

 

 

PGP/ MBA

Experiments in Business and Policy Decision-making (joint)

Challenges in Indian School Education Sector

FPM/ Doctoral

Economics of Education

Change and Innovation in Education

Analysing and Evaluating Education Policy (joint)

Causal Inference in Social Policy (joint)

Area of Research

 

Development Economics with focus on Education and Health

 

Current Research

Under Review

Too much care? Private health care sector and surgical interventions during childbirth in India, with Mitul Surana

Go Home or Go Big: School Rationalization and Access Trade-Offs, with Vibhu Tewary

Publications / Articles / Cases

 

Refereed Journal Articles

Status of Implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of the Right to Education Act: Findings from a Nation-wide Study with Ankur Sarin, Praveen Khanghta et al, Economic & Political Weekly, 2018, Vol 53 Issue 8

Do Private Tuitions improve Learning Outcomes?: Evidence from India using ASER Data with Vibhu Tewary, Economic & Political Weekly, 2015,Vol L No 41, pp 72-80

How is Janani Suraksha Yojana performing in Backward Districts of India?, with Avani Kapur, Economic & Political Weekly, 2013, Vol. 48, No. 42, pp 53-59

Non-refereed publications

Trends in Public Expenditure on Elementary Education in India with Avani Kapur, Economic & Political Weekly, 2016, Vol LI No 39, pp 23-25

Do Gram Panchayats Get Their Money? An Analysis of the State of Fiscal Devolution in Birbhum, West Bengal with Yamini Aiyar and Anirvan Chowdhury in ‘Decentralistion, Governance and Development: An Indian Perpsective', (ed. Pranab Kumar Das), Orient Blackswan Pvt. Ltd., India

Structural Breaks in India's Growth: Revisiting the Debate with Longer Term Perspective, (with N. Hatekar), Economic & Political Weekly, 2005, Vol. 40, No. 14, pp 1432-1435. Also included in the volume ‘Economic Reforms and Growth in India (Essays from Economic & Political Weekly)', (ed. Pulapre Balakrishnan), Orient Blackswan Pvt. Ltd., India

Policy Reports

State of the Nation: RTE Section 12(1)(C), 2017, IIM-A, Centre for Policy Research and Central Square Foundation

PAISA District Studies (Rural), Accountability Initiative (Centre for Policy Research),

PAISA District Surveys: Mid Day Meal Scheme (2012), Accountability Initiative (Centre for Policy Research) and ASER, June 2013

PAISA 2012: Do Schools Get Their Money, Accountability Initiative (Centre for Policy Research) and ASER, March 2013

PAISA 2011: Do Schools Get Their Money, Accountability Initiative (Centre for Policy Research) and ASER, March 2012

PAISA District Studies (Rural), Accountability Initiative (Centre for Policy Research), ASER & National Institute of Public Finance & Policy (NIPFP), Delhi, December 2011

PAISA 2010: Do Schools Get Their Money, Accountability Initiative (Centre for Policy Research), ASER & National Institute of Public Finance & Policy (NIPFP), Delhi, March 2011

Chapters in Policy Reports

Reimbursements to Private Schools: Rules Vs. Practice in State of the Nation: RTE Section 12(1)(C), 2015, IIM-A, Central Square Foundation, Accountability Initiative (Centre for Policy Research), Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, March 2016

Per Child Recurring Cost and Reimbursements: Issues and Way Forward in State of the Nation: RTE Section 12(1)(C) IIM-A, Central Square Foundation, Accountability Initiative (Centre for Policy Research), Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, March 2015

Janani Suraksha Yojana, Institutional Deliveries and Maternal Mortality: What does evidence say? in India Infrastructure Report 2013-14: Road to Universal Health Coverage, IDFC Foundation, India (published by Orient Blackswan Pvt. Ltd.), December 2014

Working Papers

Education Reforms, Bureaucracy and the Puzzles of Implementation: A Case Study from Bihar with Yamini Aiyar and Vincy Davis, November 2015

Rules vs Responsiveness: Towards building an Outcome-focused Approach to governing Elementary Education Finances in India with Yamini Aiyar, Avani Kapur, Anit Mukherjee and T.R. Raghunandan, May 2015

How much does India spend on Elementary Education? with Avani Kapur, October 2014

Can Conditional Cash Transfers impact Institutional Deliveries: Evidence from Janani Suraksha Yojana in India, November 2013

 

Conferences (presented/ accepted) (2018-2019)

(* upcoming)

* 44th American Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri (March 2019)

 - * 5th International Conferenec on South Asian Economic Development (February 2019)

 - Strengthening Public Health System in the Context of Universal Health Coverage,  7th Annual Conference organized by Indian Health Economics and Policy Association (January 2019)

 - 14th Annual Conferenec on Growth and Development, Indian Statistical Institute (December 2018)

 

 - NFHS IV Consortium jointly organized by Brookings India and NITI Aayog (April 2018)

 

 

Awards & Honors

Year Awards & Honors
   

 

Thoughts

 

 
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