Avani Kapur

Avani Kapur profile

Avani Kapur is a fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and director of the Accountability Initiative—a research group that works on strengthening transparency and accountability in governance, aiming to increase citizen engagement in policymaking and implementation. She has spent a decade building evidence to strengthen the governance and delivery of government programmes across education, health, sanitation, and nutrition. Avani is a Tech4Good fellow and an alumna of the London School of Economics and Smith College, Massachusetts.


Articles by Avani Kapur


Two women in sarees, carrying construction materials on their head. The photograph has been clicked from behind. NREGA is crucial to the rural economy of India, especially in 2021 with low yield and poor monsoon

September 1, 2021
NREGA is crucial to rural India in 2021
While it claims to be a demand-based scheme with an elastic budget, NREGA’s failure to support the rural economy in 2021 indicates otherwise.

April 24, 2020
Supporting field workers to combat COVID-19
Field workers are playing a critical role in helping communities access government schemes and services, and we need to invest more in this cadre.
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