IDinsight, India June 1, 2013 – August 10, 2013
Jeff interned with IDinsight, a non-profit founded by HKS alumni to provide developing country policymakers with demand-driven impact evaluations of policy. Jeff was based in Bihar, India, where IDinsight partnered with JEEViKA to analyze their work with Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in 4,000 rural villages. JEEViKA provides support to women interested in forming SHGs, which act as social platforms that enable members to access credit and savings instruments and link women with existing state and non-state structures and resources. Jeff worked with IDinsight to help JEEViKA rigorously benchmark their progress and explore opportunities for SHGs to manage public service delivery, particularly a state nutrition program for children and mothers. In close collaboration with JEEViKA staff, Jeff supported field research operations, including questionnaire design, field staff management, qualitative data collection, and data analysis.