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  • Project

    Child marriage in Bihar: The role of insecurity and migration

    According to the recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4, 2015-16) data, 39.1% of women in India within the age-group of 20-24 years are married before 18 years. In Bihar, the problem is much more acute with 42.5% of the girls in this age group having been married before 18. Though over the years the situation has improved in the state, some worrying statistics show...

    14 Jul 2020 | Anindita Sen, Arijita Dutta

  • Project

    Social identity, taste bias and under provisioning of public goods

    Data shows that public good provision in India decreases with an increase in caste-based fractionalisation. While past research (Banerjee and Somanathan, 2007) documents this association, the causal interpretation and the deeper mechanisms driving the result is an open question. This project aims to plug this gap by identifying the precise causal connection between caste...

    10 Jul 2020 | Ritwik Banerjee, Anujit Chakraborty, Ashokankur Datta, Arka Roy Chaudhuri

  • Blog post

    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

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    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