Enhancing human capabilities through access to health, nutrition, education, clean water and a clean environment is critical to sustainable development, inclusive growth and strengthening democracy. Development that overlooks inequities in access and participation, and inequalities in outcomes is neither sustainable, nor capable of contributing to long-term growth. Effective, efficient and inclusive systems of service provision are key to attaining development goals. The human development cluster at IDEAS engages with questions of market and government failures in social service delivery, and produces rigorous, multidisciplinary research on overcoming barriers to system reform, particularly in education and health.
Optimizing Community-Health-Worker Resources to Scale Promising Child Nutrition Programs in Rural Pakistan
Delivery Approaches and Bureaucracies
A research study on the delivery of education governance reforms in Punjab
Gender, Class and Social Norms
To what extent and for whom does education contribute to upward social mobility and changing social norms
Reducing Food Spoilage
Can Low-Cost and Demand-Augmenting and Waste Buying Services Help Reduce Spoilage for Street Vendors Selling Fresh Produce?
Evaluation of the Punjab Education Sector Program II
FCDO funded evaluation of PESP II in partnership with OPM
Teaching Effectively All Children (TEACh)
How can we make sure that education is inclusive of diverse backgrounds?
The project combines survey and interview methods to understand the institutional environment school leaders operate in and how they perceive their own roles within that context.
Non-Salary Budget Pakistan 2017-18
This research presents the details of the NSB formula revision exercise
Public Private Partnerships in Education: Evidence from Pakistan
This report examines the effectiveness of PPPs in the deliver of education reforms
Analysing the Market for Shadow Education
Does Private Tuition Affect the Learning Gap Between Private and Public Schools?