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(Still in) Dire Straits? Evidence from research on service delivery in the developing world - Nov. 16

A fireside chat about global health, service delivery and opportunities to address longstanding challenges in development.

Join Jishnu Das, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and Manoj Mohanan, Creed C. Black Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy, for a fireside chat about global health, service delivery and opportunities to address longstanding challenges in development.

Over the last couple of decades, Prof. Das has co-developed some of the most prominent research programs on learning outcomes and quality of care in low-income countries.

Thursday, November 16
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Sanford 04

The event, sponsored by the Duke Center for International Development and Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, will include a Q&A session and an informal reception.

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About the Speakers


Jishnu Das

Jishnu Das' work focuses on health and education in low- and middle-income countries. He has co-developed one of the largest and longest-running cohort study on learning outcomes in low-income countries and led an agenda on quality of healthcare in low-income countries. His research led to the widespread adoption of a training program for informal providers (in West Bengal), health facility inspections (in Kenya), networks for private sector providers (in India), the scale-up of quality measurement tools in health (global) and the development of financial products for private schools (global). Prior to joining Georgetown, he was Lead Economist at the World Bank.

Das helped write the World Development Report on Gender and Development (2012). He has received the George Bereday Award from the Comparative and International Education Society, the Stockholm Challenge Award for the best ICT project in the public administration category in 2006 and the Research Academy award from the World Bank in 2017 and 2013 for research on health and education.


Manoj Mohanan

Manoj Mohanan is an applied microeconomist, focusing on health and development economics, with a background in medicine and public health. His research focuses on topics related to health and health care in developing countries including: performance-based contracts, measurement of provider quality and performance, social franchising, and social accountability/monitoring. He also studies the role of subjective expectations and beliefs in health care behavior. Several of his projects feature field experiments, policy interventions and evaluations.