Selva Swetha A. R.
MIT GOV/LAB Alumni
Swetha was a Senior Research Support Associate at the MIT GOV/LAB, with research interests in the political economy of development, and political behavior. She has previously worked in impact evaluation and evidence-based policy research roles, as a Research Associate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab in India, and at a think tank developing a reconfigured health system for rural India. She has a Master’s in Global Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor’s from the University of Warwick.
News January 2018
Cleaning House — Experimental Evidence on Improving Citizen Engagement in the Philippines
High-level findings from our Making All Voices Count research on civic leadership training for the 'poorest of the poor' in the Philippines.
News May 2018
When Newly Empowered Leaders of the Poor Run in Local Elections
Following up on our Making All Voices Count research, a look at how a newly-trained community leader engaged in recent local elections in the Philippines.
News August 2018
India Unheard: Community Journalists Turned Activists Take on Rural Issues
Uncut scenes from field work in Jharkhand and Bihar, India and supporting research with Video Volunteers and Professor Gabi Kruks-Wisner (MIT PhD ‘13) from the University of Virginia.