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    Closing gender gaps in Bihar: Examining the state’s budgets for women and girls

    Economic growth unaccompanied by inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth can not only exacerbate future gender equality outcomes, but also prove regressive by pushing progress on gender equality back. In Bihar, a state that has witnessed a steady and high economic growth over the last decade, we look at how much budgets are being allocated to achieve gender equality and...

    6 Jul 2020 | Shrijna Dixon, Yamini Mishra

  • Event

    Gender and mental health in Bihar and India: Developing tools for effective measurement

    India’s National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) recognizes that mental well-being is an important priority and that much more effort is needed to understand the determinants of mental health. This webinar will share recent research on mental health along various dimensions, including the measurement of mental health through the use of phone surveys, the prevalence of poor...

    10 July 2020

  • Blog post

    Event highlights: The impact of COVID-19 on informal and migrant workers in India

    In IGC’s third online public event on addressing the economic challenges of COVID-19 in developing countries, we turn to India, where a nationwide lockdown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has critically dislocated its migrant population. On 24 March 2020, the central government of India imposed a lockdown and closed businesses when cases of COVID-19 in the country...

    20 May 2020 | Sivakami Sivakumar

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    Event: The impact of COVID-19 on informal and migrant workers in India

    Full footage from our webinar event on 13th May 2020

    15 May 2020

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    IGC in conversation with Jean Drèze: The impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers in India

    Shahid Vaziralli (IGC Head of Research Programme) interviews Jean Drèze about the impact of COVID-19 in India and how social protection policies, such as food transfers, can prevent millions from falling into ultra-poverty.

    15 May 2020

  • Blog post

    Responding to the impacts of COVID-19 on informal workers in South Asia

    Informal workers contribute the most to the economy in the region but are excluded from the legal and contractual protections of formal workers. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold across the world, informal workers remain exceptionally vulnerable to the economic and labour market shocks of the pandemic. Many of these workers are likely to lose their jobs and face...

    13 May 2020 | Hina Shaikh

  • Event

    The impact of COVID-19 on informal and migrant workers in India

    Watch the event here: https://youtu.be/NcVAyxFSt8M You can listen to Shahid Vaziralli's interview with Jean Dreze here: India's nationwide lockdown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has critically dislocated its migrant population. Lacking jobs and money, and with public transportation shut down, hundreds of thousands of migrants were forced to walk hundreds of...

    13 May 2020

  • Publication - Project Report

    Electricity is not an entitlement: How social norms constrain access to electricity

    27 Mar 2020 | Robin Burgess, Michael Greenstone, Nicholas Ryan, Anant Sudarshan, Matei Alexianu

  • Event

    IGC Patna Summer School in development economics

    The International Growth Centre, directed by the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Oxford, along with the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) Thiruvananthapuram and Indian Institute of Management, Shillong is organising the 2nd IGC Patna Summer School in Development Economics on 9th – 14th August 2020. The workshop will be held at the Hotel Maurya,...

    9–14 August 2020

  • Blog post

    Tendering trash: Lessons in urban waste management from Indian cities

    South Asian cities are urbanising rapidly. With this, overflowing landfills and trash laden streets are becoming more common. Local governments and municipal corporations, many marred by inadequate financing and low capacity, are the first to be held responsible for this mismanagement, from which further negative spill overs occur. These can include high incidences of...

    17 Mar 2020 | Oliver Harman, Sidharth Santhosh