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Anu Rangarajan

Senior Vice President, Climate Change
Expertise
  • Impact evaluations and mixed methods studies
  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning partnerships
  • Technical assistance
  • Program improvement and decision support
  • Systematic reviews
  • Cost-benefit analysis
Focus Areas
  • International Research
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Energy and Climate
  • Social Protection
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Human Services
  • Disability
About Anu

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.

Key Projects
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    The Evaluation of The Power of Nutrition

    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.

Latest News
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    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...

  • 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.

  • Thomas Grannemann and Sarah Hughes Join Mathematica as Senior Fellows

    Mathematica Policy Research welcomes Thomas Grannemann and Sarah Hughes as senior fellows. Grannemann, an expert in health care economics, policy, and program evaluation, will work in Mathematica's Health Research Division. A former Mathematica employee, he will be based in the company's Cambridge, Massachusetts,...

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