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.
- Impact evaluations and mixed methods studies
- Monitoring, evaluation and learning partnerships
- Technical assistance
- Program improvement and decision support
- Systematic reviews
- Cost-benefit analysis
- International Research
- Food and Agriculture
- Energy and Climate
- Social Protection
- Health and Nutrition
- Water and Sanitation
- Education and Workforce Development
- Human Services
Anu is a senior vice president and director of climate change at Mathematica. Across the organization’s 1,400 data and social scientists, she leads Mathematica’s development of innovative, sustainable solutions that help combat the effects of climate change and make vulnerable communities more resilient. Anu is an expert in experimental and QED evaluations, cost-benefit analyses, and she taught program evaluation at the School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University for several years.
Previously, Anu led Mathematica’s International Research unit, playing key roles on agriculture and energy evaluations, maternal and child health initiatives, and water and sanitation projects. She has studied the effects of technical assistance efforts to help cities reduce their greenhouse gas emissions using the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gases, and supported an evidence review of results based payment approaches to support its application in the climate change domain. Rangarajan 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.
Armenia: Impact Evaluation of Irrigation Infrastructure, Roads, and Farmer Training
Mathematica designed and implemented an evaluation of initiatives on rehabilitating irrigation infrastructure, improving rural roads, and training farmers in Armenia.
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.
Individual and Collective Behavior to Mitigate Climate Change: Policy Questions and Implications
Elke U. Weber, Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Princeton University’s Department of Psychology, presented on “Individual and Collective Behavior to Mitigate Climate Change: Policy Questions and Implications” examining behavioral nudges, framing, and messaging to advance acceptance of and action on...
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.