Bigger Change Faster: Integrated Development, Health, and Environment Actions for a Sustainable Future

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How can information be harnessed to improve rural service delivery and governance? The articles in the new special issue of the journal World Development on “Information, Governance, and Rural Service Delivery,” coedited by Katrina Kosec (IFPRI) and Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University), seek to answer this question.  In this seminar, speakers will give an overview of the special issue and discuss the importance of institutional contexts, types of information, and information transmission mechanisms in terms of improving rural well-being.


  • David K. Evans, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGD)
  • Katrina Kosec, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Neha Kumar, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Tewodaj Mogues, Senior Economist and Technical Assistance Advisor, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Leonard Wantchekon, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University


  • Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General’s Office, IFPRI