Taha Barwahwala is a Senior Data Research Associate at J-PAL South Asia where he is exploring the effectiveness of machine learning methods applied to administrative data with the 'Innovations in Data and Experiments for Action (IDEA)' initiative. His area of focus is taxation capacity under India's GST ecosystem. Through data-driven research, Taha wants to identify and advocate for policy interventions that boost productivity in urban settings through better service provision, increased state capacity and efficient governance. Prior...