Contributor biographical information for Courting social justice : judicial enforcement of social and economic rights in the developing world / edited by Varun Gauri, Daniel M. Brinks.


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VARUN GAURI is Senior Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. His research focuses on politics and governance in the social sectors and aims to combine quantitative and qualitative methods in economics and social science research. His research has addressed HIV/AIDS policies in Brazil, South Africa, and Mozambique; basic immunization in Pakistan; the behavior of development NGOs in Bangladesh and Uganda; payment modalities for health care providers in Costa Rica and Nigeria; litigation for social and economic rights in developing countries; and the relationship between international human rights treaties and development outcomes. He is the author of School Choice in Chile: Two Decades of Educational Reform. He has published widely in development journals, including World Development, the Journal of Development Studies, Studies in Comparative International Development, World Bank Research Observer, and Health Policy and Planning. Since joining the World Bank in 1996, he has also worked on and led a variety of operational and analytic tasks, including project and program evaluations, investments in privately owned hospitals, health care decentralization, and public expenditure reviews.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Human rights -- Developing countries.
Social rights -- Developing countries.
Law and economic development.
Social legislation -- Developing countries.
Developing countries -- Economic policy.