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SHE Seminar (6 Nov) Dr. Kaveri Gill


School of Human Ecology Seminar

"Evidence, Consensus and Policy: The Curious Case of Public Health in India's XIIth Plan"

Dr. Kaveri Gill
Senior Programme Officer, IDRC

Tuesday, 6 November 2012, Dwarka Campus Room 316

Kaveri Gill is a development economist and social scientist with expertise in poverty and deprivation; the informal sector; and the political economy of development and urbanization in emerging economies. Recently, she has worked on flagship government welfare schemes in India, especially in public health.


Before joining IDRC, Gill spent a decade at Cambridge University, ending her academic study with a teaching fellowship during which she wrote the book, Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India’s Urban Informal Economy (OUP 2010, Paperback 2012). Subsequently, she worked for two years at the Planning Commission of India, in which time she designed and led an evaluation of the National Rural Health Mission.