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Jean-Pierre Tranchant

Research Fellow

Jean-Pierre Tranchant is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. He is an applied economist, specialised in the quantitative analysis of household surveys and cross-national data using experimental and quasi-experimental methods.

His research areas include impact evaluations of development projects, the relationships between decentralisation and ethnic conflict, the impact of violent conflict on household welfare and malnutrition, as well as domestic violence and violence against women and girls.

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Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS)

Despite significant improvements over the last two decades in poverty reduction and human development, the ultra-poor constitute 17.6% of the Bangladeshi population (HIES 2010) and the country continues to experience a high burden of undernutrition (stunting 36%, wasting 14%, underweight 33%) in...



Jean-Pierre Tranchant’s recent work



Cities have a distinctive role in development processes: they are focal points for economic growth, jobs and innovation but also for poverty, inequality, vulnerability and conflict. Although we can learn from historical processes of urbanisation, there are many new development elements...


Health and Nutrition

The Health and Nutrition Cluster pursues programmes of research and policy engagement on health systems, nutrition and understandings of zoonotic diseases. The focus is on bringing a critical social science perspective to how people, especially the poor, address their health and...