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  • Project

    Opening the black box of information interventions: Evidence from India

    Information and communication interventions often rely on social mobilisation to promote the adoption of environmental health technologies in developing countries. Yet, the mechanisms by which these interventions mobilise households to adopt are often insufficiently or poorly understood. Given the slow and low response to many environmental health technologies (e.g., bed...

    17 Dec 2019 | Subhrendu Pattanayak, Emily Pakhtigian

  • Project

    Digital literacy, land rights, and agricultural productivity in Bihar

    E-governance is the integration of information and communications technology (ICT) into the management of public programmes. It has altered the landscape for rights protection and service delivery. However, the success of some e-governance initiatives hinges on citizen engagement, which depends on digital literacy, knowledge of rights, and self-efficacy in claiming...

    17 Dec 2019 | Andre Joshua Nickow, Sanjay Kumar

  • Project

    A roadmap for closing gender gaps in Bihar – Gender Responsive Budgeting

    Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) is a critical global accountability framework to plan, allocate, programme, and monitor adequate resources by governments to fulfil their commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). In India, GRB has charted a significant path since 1992. The Five-Year Plans - starting from the Eight Plan (1992-97) - have recognised...

    17 Dec 2019 | Shrijna Dixon, Yamini Mishra

  • Project

    Can police enforcement reduce child marriage? Evidence from India

    Child marriage severely affects female well-being across the developing world, yet its causes remain poorly understood. Research that does examine the determinants of child marriage tends to focus on cultural- and economic factors that are difficult, if not impossible, to directly affect public policy. Inspired by interviews with local NGO workers specialised in the...

    16 Dec 2019 | Tanushree Goyal, Sam Van Noort

  • Project

    Improving skills in Bihar: How to reduce drop-out rates from training programmes?

    India, like other developing countries, suffers from low productivity of labour (Bloom et al. 2014). Training the labour force is the primary policy to increase skills and labour productivity. However, the literature has shown that designing successful training programmes is difficult (Blattman and Ralston 2016, McKenzie 2017). In many instances, they suffer from low...

    16 Dec 2019 | Roland Rathelot, Wiji Arulampalam, Bhaskar Chakravorty, Clément Imbert

  • Blog post

    Environmental personhood in India: A greener democratic approach

    The genesis of the idea The world has witnessed different forms of government evolve in different countries over several centuries. These forms have changed from one to another with the changing needs of a particular society. Of the varied forms, democracy is largely considered the best due to a plethora of reasons, including freedom and representation of people,...

    11 Dec 2019 | Rishabh Mahendra

  • Project

    Fuel subsidy: Evasion under changes in point of provision

    The increasing burden of subsidies is a leading concern for policymakers across the world. Growing subsidy burden holds significant fiscal implications. Nonetheless, any attempt to reform subsidy policies invites univocal opposition from all the quarters. Particularly in developing countries, debates on fuel subsidies invoke strong passions since a significant proportion...

    6 Dec 2019 | Prabhat Barnwal

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Judges, lenders, and the bottom line: Court-ing economic growth in India

    You can read the latest version here.

    2 Dec 2019 | Manaswini Rao

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Video: Social protection transfers and the role of food assistance

    The IGC India Research Conference: Evidence for inclusive growth presents and discusses frontier research from IGC and LSE economists examining key components of inclusive economic growth in India. To view and watch the other event sessions, visit: www.youtube.com/user/IntGrowthCentre/videos?view_as=subscriber

    29 Nov 2019

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Can information help reduce imbalanced application of fertilisers in India: Experimental evidence from Bihar

    Imbalanced use of fertilisers is a serious problem in India, and in Bihar, the use of chemical fertiliser is much higher relative to the rest of India. The Government of India launched the flagship Soil Health Card (SHC) programme in 2015, in which, farmers receive SHCs with recommendations on the application of different fertilisers. This brief provides empirical...

    12 Nov 2019 | Ram Fishman, Avinash Kishore, Yoav Rothler, Patrick Ward, RKP Singh, Shankar Jha