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Christian Oldiges is the Director of Policy Research at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Heidelberg University, Germany. During his doctoral studies, his research focus was on evaluating welfare impacts of India’s employment guarantee programme and on measuring food security. At OPHI, Christian is leading the outreach team in South Asia and many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, supporting governments in building national multi-dimensional poverty indices. In microeconomic research at OPHI, he studies determinants of multi-dimensional poverty such as conflict and migration.
Posts by Christian Oldiges
Workfare programmes are an old tool to provide necessary income support to the poorest in times of recessions, droughts, and now pandemics. Yet, these are often questioned for their effectiveness. As ...
In the wake of the large-scale return of migrant workers from cities to rural areas on account of the Covid-19 lockdowns and associated job losses, it was apparent that MNREGA would need to play a cru...