ADBI Featured Speaker Webinar: Anjali Adukia on Sanitation, Education, and Development

Event | 1 March 2021
Online

Speaker Details

Speaker: Anjali Adukia
Affiliation: University of Chicago
Time: 10:00–12:00 Tokyo time

Summary

This webinar featured the University of Chicago’s Anjali Adukia, who presented her research on the link between school sanitation infrastructure, education growth, and development in India. Adukia described the importance of latrine construction in schools for driving primary school enrollment across economically diverse districts, particularly among girls. She also discussed the policy implications of these dynamics for education and sanitation development, investment in school infrastructure, and gender equality.

About the Speaker

Anjali Adukia is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. She is also a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a faculty affiliate of the University of Chicago Education Lab and Crime Lab.

She holds a PhD in education from Harvard University, where she specialized in the economics of education. Her research has been funded by organizations such as the William T. Grant Foundation, the National Academy of Education, and the Spencer Foundation.

Partner

University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Institute for Fiscal Studies