Raafi worked at Frost Included where he designed and implemented behavioural insights interventions to improve gender, racial, and LGBT equality in organizations. He worked under a former Women and Public Policy Program Fellow Stephen Frost to both implement Frost Included's diversity and inclusion programs and improve their strategy using cutting edge behavioural insights research.... Read more about Raafi Alidina
Health Policy Research Group, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
In partnership with the Health Policy Research Group at the University of Nigeria, Adanna conducted a mixed methods study on the engagement of Traditional Birth Attendants for postnatal care demand-generation among mothers with non-facility births in Nigeria. Informed by a recently completed qualitative pilot study, she identified the causal impact of performance-based incentives in increasing postnatal care referrals of non-facility births by TBAs through a randomized controlled trial.... Read more about Adanna Chukwuma
Gender Based Climate Change Budget Integration Index
Raunak Kalra worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to develop a new index that will measure the impact of climate change on the basis of gender. The UNDP uses the Climate Change Budget Integration Index (CCBII) to measure the integration of climate change budget into a country’s public finance system. The CCBII has been received well and is now open to include indicators that measure the integration of climate budget into policies, institutions, and gender development programs. Since climate change impacts women and children relatively more severely, Raunak developed a framework that quantifies this disproportionate effect.
Morgan worked in the evaluation office at the United Nations Population Fund, which drives the organization's accountability to stakeholders and supports evidence-based decision-making. Applying evaluation skills learned at HKS, Morgan collected and analyzed key indicator data for program countries to develop case studies and conduct financial analysis.... Read more about Morgan McDaniel
Samia served as the National Student President at the American Medical Women’s Association, a non-profit organization that functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. With WAPPP’s support, Samia built a virtual platform on the AMWA webpage to promote Sex and Gender Medicine, enabling the medical community and the public to understand how sex and gender are important yet frequently neglected factors that affect health.... Read more about Samia Osman
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim Lara Warner Scholar, Harvard Kennedy School WAPPP Fellow
Anna Raute's major fields of interest are labor and public economics. Her research focuses on the effects of public policy on women’s fertility and labor market decisions as well as the effects of universal childcare attendance on children.
Why is Urban Female Labor Force Participation Declining in India?
In January 2017, Shweta went to India to study why urban female labor force participation is declining. The rate of female labor force participation fell from 34 percent in May 2004 to 29 percent in October 2009, and it is still declining. Shweta is researching the causes behind this decline in order to make strong policy recommendations on how the Indian Central government can reverse this falling rate, and work towards reaching gender equality in the workplace.