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Vijayendra Rao

Lead Economist, Development Research Group

Vijayendra Rao is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He integrates his training in economics with theories and methods from anthropology, sociology and political science to study the social, cultural, and political context... See More +
  • Selected Research Highlights

  • Localizing Development: Does Participation Work?

    November 2012

    Through an analysis of community development and decentralization projects, this Policy Research Report shows that such projects often fail to be sensitive to complex contexts – including social, political, historical and geographical realities – and fall short in terms of monitoring and evaluation systems, which hampers learning.  Read More »

  • Evidence-Based Public Policy
  • Community-Driven Development
  • Social Development
  • Gender
  • Poverty