Essays on Human Development and Public Policy
- Author(s): Raykar, Neha
- Advisor(s): Deolalikar, Anil B
- et al.
Poverty alleviation and welfare improvement of the poor
have been the primary goals of policy makers in the developing
world. Governments, policymakers, and international development
agencies have regularly allocated a wide range of resources in
attempts to improve socio-economic indicators of well-being amongst
the poor. Careful analysis backed by rigorous evaluation of these
efforts is of utmost importance in order to ascertain whether these
goals are being met. My work focuses on some of the development
goals and the role of policy efforts in addressing these.