COHESIVE-India (Collaboration for Health System Improvement and Impact Evaluation in India) was created in response to the urgent need for rigorous behavioral research and impact evaluation studies in India’s health sector to provide timely empirical evidence for policy. The founding members of COHESIVE-India are: Jerry La Forgia (World Bank), Grant Miller (Stanford Medical School & National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)), Manoj Mohanan (Sanford School of Public Policy), and Marcos Vera-Hernández (University College London & Institute for Fiscal Studies).

Duke University’s Global Health Institute
(DGHI) currently serves as the administrative home of COHESIVE-India and enables a flexible collaboration that draws upon expertise from both international and Indian universities, implementation institutions and other health experts in response to specific opportunities and needs on a case-by-case basis.