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    Informing youth about job opportunities to make training programmes more effective

    Launched in 2014 by the central government, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Garmeen Kaushalya Yojana seeks to provide skills-based training to rural, marginalised youth, and to place them in salaried jobs. Based on an experiment conducted in Bihar and Jharkhand, this article shows that providing detailed information about the programme and prospective jobs to the trainees, helps align...

    20 May 2021 | Wiji Arulampalam, Bhaskar Chakravorty, Clément Imbert, Roland Rathelot

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    IGC India Research Conference: Evidence for state effectiveness on Bihar

    An effective state with strong and inclusive institutions is a fundamental requirement for sustaining economic growth. The quality of governance and public service delivery can affect economic growth due to its impact on human capital, widening poverty, increasing inequality and corruption. It is agreed that there is a governance deficit in India and Bihar and while there...

    28 May 2021

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Making training programmes more effective: Evidence from the DDU-GKY programme in India

    To tackle youth unemployment, the Indian government implements large-scale training programmes combined with job placement. The effectiveness of these programmes is hampered by high drop-out rates.

    18 May 2021 | Bhaskar Chakravorty, Wiji Arulampalam, Clément Imbert, Roland Rathelot

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    IGC Patna Summer School in Development Economics (Online)

    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 are organising the 3rd IGC Patna Summer School in Development Economics 5th - 9th July 2021. The workshop will be held virtually and is intended for advanced PhD students, students with recent...

    5–9 July 2021

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    IGC India conference: The impact of COVID-19 on health and wellbeing

    The nationwide lockdown last year disrupted food supply chains, and access to food was a very real concern for millions of households. India has some of the world’s largest food security schemes to address malnutrition and hunger. While the initiatives seem promising, the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in the effective delivery of midday meals and the public...

    14 May 2021

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    IGC India conference: The impact of COVID-19 on labour markets

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns are disrupting the lives of millions of workers through layoffs and reduction in working hours and wages. At the same time, India witnessed one of the largest exoduses of labour migrants, a large population usually employed in informal, low-paid jobs and with no or limited access to social protection measures and job security....

    14 May 2021

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    IGC India conference: The economic impact of COVID-19 on households

    Nearly 84% of Indian households witnessed a decrease in income during the initial lockdown and the months following it. While the well-off can manage, there are grave concerns about how the poor can cope and survive future lockdowns. This webinar explores how households coped with the economic effects of lockdowns, and whether existing and new welfare schemes are effective...

    13 May 2021

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    IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics 11th – 14th July 2021

    The International Growth Centre, directed by the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Oxford, along with the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi is organising the 7 th IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics from 11th – 14 th July 2021. The workshop will be held virtually and is intended for advanced PhD students, students with recent PhDs,...

    11–14 July 2021

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    COVID-19 in slum communities of Patna and Bengaluru: Economic versus health impact

    This study examines the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns. We combine extensive baseline survey data (from 2016) with repeated phone interviews conducted July-November 2020 with 120 key informants in 20 slums each in Bengaluru and Patna. Our team has been studying slum communities in India for more than a decade....

    5 May 2021 | Anirudh Krishna, Emily Rains, Harlan Downs-Tepper

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    IGC India event: Productive electricity use, supply quality and reform preferences in emerging economies

    The reliability and access to electricity remain a challenge across much of rural India despite rapidly growing grid electrification rates. Small and medium-sized firms represent one-third of businesses in low-income countries but are also the most vulnerable to bad electric supply. A study conducted in four rural Indian states found that only 65% of firms are connected to...

    26 April 2021