Raghav Chakravarthy

Senior Research Associate, JustJobs Network


Raghav’s work focusses on understanding labour markets in the global south and socio-economic processes underlying development.

Prior to joining JJN, he worked at the Center for Sustainable Employment at Azim Premji University, where he studied the role of employment guarantee as a social safety net during Covid-19 pandemic. Previously, he has worked with grassroots organizations in the Central Indian Tribal belt on issues related to agrarian livelihoods and common pool resource management.

He completed an MA in Economics from Azim Premji University. He loves cooking, hosting quizzes and solving crosswords.

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Gender 13 June 2024

Fare-free Public Transit and Women’s Economic Participation: An Analysis of the Shakti Yojane in Karnataka, India

This report is the first in a series of three reports, undertaken in collaboration with the Fiscal Policy Institue, Government of Karnataka. It investigates the effectiveness of Shakti Scheme – the fare-free transit policy in the state of Karnataka – on women’s labour force participation, access to better-quality jobs, and perceived change in agency due to higher mobility and financial savings.

Gender 12 December 2023

Mobility and Women’s Employment Outcomes

Karnataka’s Shakti scheme, which provides free bus rides to women, aims to improve women's access to better jobs, education, and public spaces by easing mobility restrictions. JJN, in partnership with the Fiscal Policy Institute, Government of Karnataka, is conducting a baseline study to understand the initial impact of the scheme on women’s mobility and their access to employment opportunities and public spaces. This brief presents the methodology and initial findings of the baseline study conducted in September and October 2023.

Gender 10 December 2023

Assessing the Gender Impact of Instruments of State Governance: A Framework for Analysis

This brief outlines a framework to identify the potential sources of gendered differential outcomes of policy instruments. It also underscores areas that require corrective or consolidative measures.

by Raghav Chakravarthy, Swati Bothra
Gender 10 December 2023

Women’s Economic Participation in the Global South: A Comparative Analysis

This comparative study of women's employment outcomes in the Global South emphasises the need for frameworks to analyse policies that impact women's participation and gender equality.

Data story
30 October 2023

Will Karnataka’s ‘Koosina Mane’ be a Game Changer for Women in the Rural Workforce?

Karnataka's 'Koosina Mane' scheme is an important intervention that aims to improve women's labour force participation by shifting a part of childcare responsibilities outside the household. It remains to be seen whether the initiative has the desired impact on women's employment outcomes.

Data story
Urbanization 23 August 2023

Gender Gaps in Maharashtra’s Construction Sector

The construction sector has been a critical sector in a developing country like India from an employment generation perspective. This data-story presents insights on and trends in the construction sector in Maharashtra.

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