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Namrata Chindarkar is Associate Professor at the JSW School of Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She is also a Fellow of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She earned her Masters in Development Studies from the University of Manchester, an M.Phil. in Social Sciences from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Policy Studies from the University of Maryland – College Park. Her research lies at the intersection of sustainable development and social policy. Currently, her three key research themes are access to basic infrastructure (energy, water, and, sanitation), individual and household welfare (poverty, inequality, subjective well-being), and gender and development. Her methodological approach is quantitative analysis and policy impact evaluation using primary, secondary, and administrative policy data.
Her research has been published in top development and policy journals including Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Journal of Development Studies, Water Resources Management, and World Development. She has won awards for her teaching and offers courses on public policy design, policy evaluation, and project management in the development sector.
Posts by Namrata Chindarkar
While overall energy access of Indian households has improved rapidly over the past decade, access to clean fuel is still low as compared to electricity. Besides, social structures and hierarchies con...