Anuradha Joshi - Cluster Leader
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Dr Anuradha Joshi is a social scientist with a focus on policy processes and extensive experience in institutional analysis of development. She has worked on issues related to poverty, low-income housing, public services and environmental policy.
Her current research interests focus on collective action, social accountability and service delivery - mobilising 'demand' in basic services and in the scaling-up of innovative service delivery approaches. She is also interested in taxation of the informal sector. She has experience of consulting for bilateral and multilateral agencies in development and managing large, multi-country research projects and has travelled and researched in India, Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam and Ghana.
Languages: Hindi, Marathi (fluent), Bengali, Spanish (basic)
Credibility and Portability? Lessons from CORE PDS reforms in ChhattisgarhEconomic and Political Weekly 37.51 (2016)
This paper examines the Centralised Online Real-time Electronic (CORE) Public Distribution System (PDS) reforms introduced by the State Government of Chhattisgarh, India to understand the processes, and conditions under which real-time monitoring technology-based reforms strengthen accountability and affect the delivery of public services. More details
In the Pipeline: From Clientelism to Customer Service, the Governance of Urban Water Supply in Informal SettlementsInternational Development Planning Review 38.3 (2016)
This paper explores the politics and governance issues underpinning small-scale informal service providers, to extract insights into how water provisioning for the poor works in the periphery of large cities. More details
Reading the Local Context: A Causal Chain Approach to Social Accountability
There is a general consensus that ‘context’ matters for development outcomes, yet we have little understanding of how exactly ‘context’ affects outcomes. This paper focuses on the question of ‘context’ in social accountability initiatives by separating macro and micro contextual factors. More details
Taxing the Informal Economy: Challenges, Possibilities and Remaining QuestionsIDS Working Paper 429 (2013)
Recent years have witnessed significantly increased attention to the challenge of taxing small businesses in the informal sector. However, much of this recent attention has remained focused on comparatively technical issues of revenue maximisation and policy design. More details
Popular Actions, State Reactions: The Moral and Political Economy of Food in IndiaFood Riots and Food Rights project report (2014)
Can popular mobilisation activate accountability for hunger? In 2012, a group of researchers set out to explore this question through field research in four countries: Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Mozambique. The research was framed in ideas about a contemporary ‘moral economy’ – which when breached, would lead people to mobilise – either in the form of riots, or as movements for the right to food, thus activating state responses. More details
Mentions in the media
LETTERS THAT GREETED MODI IN BRITAIN13 Nov 2015
Related Programmes and Centres:
Action for Empowerment and Accountability; Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development; Policy Anticipation Response and Evaluation; Rising Powers in International Development.