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  • Event

    Accelerating gender equality in India post-COVID

     To mark International Women’s Day 2021, we explore how India can adopt more gender inclusive policy planning and implementation to manage the impact of COVID-19. This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be...

    5 March 2021

  • Blog post

    The impact of COVID-19 on smallholder farmers in India and the way forward

    IGC’s look at COVID-19’s economic influence in developing countries continued with an event focused on India, where the pandemic reveals the increasing vulnerabilities of smallholder farmers and an agricultural market badly in need of reform. Nearly 90% of India’s agricultural sector is made up of small and marginal farmers. These farmers are particularly...

    1 Mar 2021 | Kumar Das, Bijeta Mohanty

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    IGC India online event: Strengthening Social Protection

    Over the last several decades, the Government of India has introduced several cash transfer programmes to improve social welfare outcomes. While social protection programmes in India have helped to reduce poverty significantly, there is limited credible evidence on the impact of these programs on outcomes. In the webinar, we discuss implementation challenges and policy...

    1 March 2021

  • Blog post

    Nutrition in India: A look at the policy Initiatives, investments, and outcome indicators

    With an aim to decrease malnutrition, India has implemented several nutrition interventions in the last half century, including the National Food Security Act 2013, NIPCCD, ICDS and the mid-day meal scheme. Even with strong constitutional and legislative policy, plans, programme commitments and institutions, as well as a spurt in GDP growth, dietary diversity and...

    10 Feb 2021 | Kumar Das, Bijeta Mohanty

  • News Item

    Dr Shaibal Gupta, IGC India’s Bihar programme head has passed away

    Dr Shaibal Gupta, IGC India’s Bihar programme head, sadly passed away on 28th January 2021. He was one of India’s pre-eminent social scientists, widely regarded as the leading expert on the economics and politics of Bihar. Dr Gupta was the founder of the Asian Development Research Institute, a respected think tank that has contributed enormously to the prominent role...

    29 Jan 2021

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    COVID-19 and fake news: Counteracting misinformation in India’s slums

    One of the most, if not the most, at-risk groups for contracting COVID-19 is the urban poor, living in overcrowded conditions with very limited access to public (health) infrastructure. Our study considered slums of two Indian cities in Uttar Pradesh – Lucknow and Kanpur. Slum dwellers lost their livelihoods, experienced reductions in income, and the majority were not...

    21 Jan 2021 | Britta Augsburg, Alex Armand, Antonella Bancalari

  • Event

    IGC India online event: Rethinking nutrition

    https://youtu.be/D19cA4vN6lY The recent release of NFHS 5 data by the Government of India has highlighted the growing concern around malnutrition in India; with most states showing a trend of worsening in child nutrition indicators such as childhood stunting, wasting and underweight. As per the NFHS 5 data, between the time period 2015-16 and 2019-20, in seven out of ten...

    29 January 2021

  • Publication - Project Report

    Coping with COVID-19 in slums: Evidence from India

    One of the most, if not the most, at-risk groups of COVID-19 is the urban poor, living in overcrowded conditions with very limited access to public (health) infrastructure. Along these hardships, misinformation about ways to prevent COVID-19 is widespread. In this study, we first evaluate slum dwellers’ ability to follow governments’ and scientists’ advise...

    20 Jan 2021 | Alex Armand, Britta Augsburg, Antonella Bancalari

  • Blog post

    Collective action for environmental health: Evidence from sanitation in rural India

    Access to and sustained use of improved household latrines have long been both a challenge as well as a policy priority in India, particularly in rural areas. Recognising the importance of social mechanisms that underlie household sanitation choices, this study utilises experimental games conducted in rural Bihar and Odisha, to examine how social factors, such as gender,...

    14 Jan 2021 | Emily Pakhtigian, Subhrendu Pattanayak

  • Event

    IGC India online event: Portraits of power- A conversation with N. K. Singh

    N.K. Singh’s book ‘Portraits of Power: Half a Century of Being at Ringside’ is a personal narrative which highlights India’s changing role at the global and national economic landscape over the years. It also reflects the multitude of institutions that work in tandem to create the economic and policy environment in the country. N.K. Singh’s book gives us an...

    15 January 2021