Mathematica is evaluating The Power of Nutrition over a period of seven years to measure its impact and influence; provide strategic, real-time feedback and inputs; and extract insights and lessons to expand and replicate this model.
- Evaluation research and antipoverty policies
- Labor market, education, nutrition, and welfare-to-work initiatives
- Programs designed to support people with disabilities in employment
- Democracy and Governance
- Early Childhood
- Social Protection
- Water and Sanitation
Anu Rangarajan has 25 years of experience conducting more than 40 research studies (and over 15 impact evaluations), including many large, complex studies. She is an expert in experimental and QED evaluations, cost-benefit analyses, and has taught program evaluation at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
She oversees all of Mathematica’s international and development research on a variety of topics, including education, public health, and nutrition. In this role, she coordinates and guides more than 35 researchers conducting international development evaluations in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. Currently, she leads the Gates Foundation-funded evaluation of the Ananya program to improve maternal and child health outcomes in Bihar, India, is a co-director for the evaluation of the MasterCard Foundation’s Scholar’s Program and leads the Millennium Challenge Corporation maternal and child health project in Indonesia. She has also led evaluations related to agriculture interventions, water sanitation and hygiene, and infrastructure. Before conducting evaluations in the development context, Rangarajan played key roles on several large-scale evaluations of programs in the United States in education, labor market and welfare policy, nutrition, disability, and other areas.
She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Brown University.
Working with Cities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Mathematica is examining how the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gases may be used to help cities reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Technical Assistance for the Impact Evaluation of Social Development Programs in Mexico: Estrategia de Microregiones and Habitat
Mathematica provided technical assistance for an evaluation of a program that channels government resources to mostly rural areas with high marginalization indices.
Bihar, India: Measurement Learning and Evaluation for the Family Health Initiative
Mathematica is leading the measurement, learning, and evaluation component of the Ananya program, formerly known as the Family Health Initiative, in Bihar, India.
Indonesia: Impact Evaluation for Community-Based Health and Nutrition to Reduce Stunting
This project in Indonesia seeks to improve a range of maternal and child health outcomes, particularly stunting, with the ultimate goal of reducing poverty.
Mathematica Staff Mark International Women’s Day: March 8
Mathematica’s Center for International Policy Research and Evaluation (CIPRE) studies programs and policies intended to improve the lives of women and children throughout the developing world. For International Women’s Day, several CIPRE researchers were asked to reflect on how their work has led to...
Addressing Inequality: Mathematica Offers Evidence and Insight at APPAM International Conference
Mathematica researchers will present their work at the APPAM International Conference at the London School of Economics. In a series of panel discussions, roundtables, and presentations, the team will highlight some of the latest evidence on the sources of inequality within and between nations in the...
Mathematica Appoints Three New Senior Vice Presidents
Mathematica Policy Research has appointed three company leaders—Anu Rangarajan, Lisa Schwartz, and Christopher Trenholm—as senior vice presidents in recognition of their contributions to international research, business practice, and health research, respectively.
CIPRE Forum: Advancing the Agenda: Using Research to Integrate Health and Early Childhood Practice Worldwide
A noted panel of experts discusses the evidence for weaving early childhood development into child survival and health programs, with a focus on identifying strategies and promising innovations that can be adapted and replicated.