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    Promoting energy and water efficiency in irrigation through direct and indirect incentives

    Groundwater irrigation has revolutionised agriculture in India, but in many areas, over-extraction is now worsening water quality, increasing poverty, and overloading the electric grid. Meanwhile, plenty of water- and energy-efficient techniques and technologies exist – such as micro-irrigation – but adoption remains low. What is the best way for governments, utilities,...

    11 Oct 2017 | Michael Greenstone, Nick Hagerty, Ariel Zucker

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    Women empowerment in nutrition: Do women really have a say in preparing and providing food?

    Decision-making capacity of women within the household and in the community is considered to be a reflection of their empowerment. In this note, Sweta Bhusan discusses one dimension of decision-making that revolves around procuring, preparing and serving food to household members. Even as we celebrate womanhood across the globe, scores of the 600 million women spread...

    9 Oct 2017 | Sweta Bhusan

  • Publication - Project Report

    Indian climate early warning system

    6 Oct 2017 | Tamma Carleton, Michael Greenstone, Solomon Hsiang, Andrew Hultgren, Amir Jina, Robert Kopp, Ashwin Rode

  • Publication - Project Report

    Food security and child malnutrition in India

    6 Oct 2017 | Anders Kjelsrud, Rohini Somanathan

  • Publication - Project Report

    In-kind transfers as insurance

    5 Oct 2017 | Lucie Gadenne, Sam Norris, Monica Singhal, Sandip Sukhtankar

  • Blog post

    Waste management in India: Solving a social dilemma

    In April 2016, the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change notified the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, which mandated that waste generators segregate their waste before it is collected. However, there is no compliance with the rules at the household level. This column finds that while information and provision of dustbins leads to source...

    27 Sep 2017 | Shivani Wadehra

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    Breaking the clientelist trap: Creating demand for good governance in India

    A perennial challenge for reformist politicians is how to sustain their governance reforms beyond their first term in office. In poor contexts, clientelist politicians can out-compete reformers by threatening to exclude those who vote against them from accessing public benefits. How can reformers in office counter these tactics, break the clientelist trap and create a...

    25 Sep 2017 | Jonathan Phillips

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    Reducing under-age marriage and school dropout in West Bengal

    Under-age marriage and adolescent school dropout is a serious problem in India. It is most critical in West Bengal, an Eastern state of India, bordering Bangladesh. According to the 2011 Indian Government Census, West Bengal has the highest incidence of child marriage among girls (7.8%), much higher than the national average of 3.7%. It also has a low mean average of years...

    13 Sep 2017 | Arijita Dutta, Anindita Sen

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    Can India reap the demographic dividend in higher education?

    India’s population is going through a ‘demographic bulge’, with an increase in the proportion of the working age group and a decrease in that of dependents. In this article, Shivakumar Jolad computes the demographic changes due to fertility decline and attempts to forecast the demand and supply of higher education over the period 2016-2031, across Indian...

    12 Sep 2017 | Shivakumar Jolad

  • Publication - Project Report

    Identifying an effective teacher in public schools in Delhi

    8 Sep 2017 | Deepti Goel, Bidisha Barooah