Showing all Projects in India

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    Leveraging patients' social networks to overcome Tuberculosis under-detection in India: A field experiment

    In India alone, it is estimated that 3.5 million people suffer from Tuberculosis (TB). The under detection of TB represents a key challenge in developing countries because the success of any treatment program rests crucially on identifying those who have the disease. We propose to evaluate an approach with the potential to augment and strengthen the WHO’s global...

    9 Feb 2016 | Mario Macis, Jessica A. Goldberg, Pradeep K. Chintagunta

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    Analysing the impact of government interventions in agriculture on consumption

    In the context of bankruptcy, many important studies have examined the implications of debt relief on different real outcomes.  However, the decision to file for bankruptcy could be endogenous. In this regard, examining the implications of a debt relief granted by the government does overcome the endogeneity problem. We study the impact of the Indian Agricultural Debt...

    9 Feb 2016 | Mrinal Mishra, Prasanna Tantri, Nagaraju Thota

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    Kanyashree Prakalpa in West Bengal, India: Justification and evaluation

    Motivation Kanyashree Prakalpa (KP), introduced by Government of West Bengal in 2012 is a unique Conditional Cash Transfer scheme which targets adolescent girls aged 13-19 years and offers a two-tier scholarship of an annual Rs 500 for continuing education (K1) and a one-time payment of Rs 25,000 on completion of 18, conditional upon the girl remaining unmarried AND...

    9 Feb 2016 | Arijita Dutta, Anindita Sen

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    The impact of community mobilisation on land rights governance: Evidence from a homestead land entitlement initiative in Gaya District of Bihar, India

    How and under what circumstances can civic mobilization improve local governance and service delivery? This project seeks to contribute to debates on this question through a multimethod analysis of a homestead land entitlement support program in rural Gaya District, Bihar. Homestead land entitlement in much of the developing world represents a cornerstone on which...

    2 Feb 2016 | Andre Joshua Nickow, Sanjay Kumar

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    Pollution externalities and health: A study of Indian rivers

    India's rivers are heavily polluted. One of the most polluted sites is the city of Kanpur on the banks of the river Ganga, one of India’s longest and holiest rivers. At this site, the Ganga river receives large amounts of toxic waste from the city's domestic and industrial sectors, particularly the tannery industry. We study the impact of a landmark piece of judicially...

    2 Feb 2016 | Shareen Joshi, Quy-Toan Do, Samuel Stolper

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    Moving around: Resettlement and employment trajectories for low-income households in Chennai

    “Slum rehabilitation” takes many forms around the world, from in-situ investments in infrastructure to relocation to purpose-built low-income housing areas. Relocation is one of the more common strategies in areas with high-priced real estate in central urban areas, but it can take a profound toll on the economic and social lives of families who are “resettled.” It...

    2 Feb 2016 | Jessica Seddon, Charis Charis Idicheria, Anjali Neelakantan

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    Causes and consequences of low caloric intake in India: Nutrition, productivity and cognition

    Many of the world’s poor consume very few calories. Because calories are not just consumption, but also an input into production, this low consumption has the potential to dampen labor productivity and impede decision-making. Low caloric intake may therefore play a key role in the productive capacity of the world’s poorest and the firms which hire them. Economic theory...

    2 Feb 2016 | Sendhil Mullainathan, Heather Schofield

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    Terms of trade shocks and monetary policy in India

    Food grain procurement by the Indian government can cause terms of trade shocks between sectors. This has implications for setting monetary policy. We developed a multi-sector model to understand the effects of shocks to procurement and productivity in the grain sector on terms of trade and monetary policy. We found that procurement weakens monetary policy...

    2 Feb 2016 | Chetan Ghate, Sargam Gupta, Debdulal Mallick

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    Is Bihar the new poster boy for Public Distribution System reforms?

    India spends almost 1 percent of its GDP on providing food subsidy to the poor. This is India’s largest welfare programme both in terms of the budgetary outlay and the number of people covered under it. Afterall, the recent National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 aims to cover 75 percent and 50 percent of rural and urban population respectively. However, a large number...

    2 Feb 2016 | Chinmaya Kumar, Pankaj Verma

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    Identifying an effective teacher in public schools in Delhi

    The Annual Status of Education Reports have focused on schooling outcomes among 6-14 year olds in rural India. They have found almost universal enrolment, but highlight abysmally low levels of learning (of all the students enrolled in class V, about half cannot read class II level). In this background, the debate in India has shifted from increasing enrolment to improving...

    2 Feb 2016 | Deepti Goel, Bidisha Barooah