Ambrish Dongre

Senior Researcher

Ambrish is a fellow at CPR and a senior researcher at Accountability Initiative. Ambrish's research interests are education and health. His most recent work focuses on implementation of government programmes to improve learning outcomes in government primary schools, including the implementation and impact of Section 12(1)(C) of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which mandates 25 per cent reservation in private unaided schools for children from economically and socially weaker sections. Previously, Ambrish has led quantitative research for the Accountability Initiative (AI), overseeing sample and survey design and data analysis. He has led a study of 20 Gram Panchayats in Birbhum, West Bengal to track the flow of funds at the Gram Panchayat level. The study was titled 'Do GPs get their Money'?. A key contributing member of the team that publishes AI’s flagship publications - the PAISA Report - for three consecutive years, he was involved in PAISA District Reports which provide snapshot of fund flows, implementation processes and analyses of bottlenecks at the ground level in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Mid Day Meal (MDM) schemes. Ambrish has a Ph.D in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and a Master's in Economics from the University of Mumbai.