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Varun Gauri

Varun Gauri

Senior Economist / Development Research Group, The World Bank

Varun Gauri received his PhD from Princeton University and has held positions at both Princeton and ILADES in Santiago, Chile.

He has published books and articles in leading journals on topics that include the enforcement of social and economic rights, the political economy of responses to HIV/AIDS, the strategic choices of development NGOs, customary legal systems, and health care and education governance.

He is co-director of the World Development Report 2015 on Mind and Culture. His current research examines how legal institutions and conceptions of justice and human rights affect human welfare.

Selected books:

  • Courting Social Justice: Judicial Enforcement of Social and Economic Rights in the Developing World, with D. Brinks, Cambridge University Press 2008.
  • World Development Report 2007: Development and the Next Generation, Washington DC: World Bank (with Jean Fares, Emmanuel Jimenez, Elizabeth King, Mattias Lundberg, David McKenzie, Mamta Murthi, Cristobal Ridao-Cano) 2007.

Journal articles:

  • "Too legal to work." The Indian Express, 1.02.2013.
  • "Inter-subjective Meaning and Collective Action Developing Societies: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications". Journal of Development Studies 49(1): 160-172. 2013.
  • "Redressing Grievances and Complaints Regarding Basic Service Delivery." World Development 41(1): 109-119. 2013.
  • "Human Rights Based Approaches to Development: Concepts, Evidence, and Policy." with S. Gloppen, Polity 44(4): 485–503. 2012.
  • "Global Poverty: Four Normative Approaches." with J. Sonderholm, Journal of Global Ethics 8 (2-3): 193-213. 2012.

 

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International Science Council (ISC) inaugural Action Plan 2019-2021

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