The Social Observatory: integrating the social sciences for adaptive practice



Vijayendra Rao, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank.


Brindabella Theatre, JG Crawford Building (132), Lennox Crossing, ANU


Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 12:30 to 13:30

The Social Observatory (SO) is a unit in the World Bank’s Development Research Group. It has worked for seven years with a $5 billion portfolio of community-based livelihoods projects in India. This work combines rigorous impact evaluations with ethnography, process evaluations, and the development of new citizen-led data systems to transform how such projects learn and adapt.

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