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Sangita Vyas
r.i.c.e
sangita@riceinstitute.org
Sangita Vyas is the Associate Director of Sanitation at Rice Institute. She is conducting experimental and observational research on sanitation and advocating for better sanitation policies in India. Prior to Rice, Sangita worked with the Centre for Microfinance, where she oversaw a randomised evaluation of a rainfall insurance programme implemented by the Self Employed Women’s Association in Gujarat. She is a co-author of a systematic review of index-based micro-insurance for managing weather-related risk.
 
Sangita holds a B.S. with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.P.A. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.

Articles By Sangita Vyas
How serious is the government about Swachh Bharat Mission?
Posted On: 20 Mar 2015


The recently announced Union budget 2015-16 has reduced the central government allocation for Swachh Bharat Mission – the flagship sanitation programme of the government. In this article, Sangita Vyas, Managing Director for Sanitation at r.i.c.e., questions the commitment of the government to eliminating open defecation in India by 2019.
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Why are children in India so short?
Posted On: 19 Aug 2013

Topics:   Health

Several scholars across disciplines provide converging evidence of the key role of open defecation in explaining child stunting in India. This column summarises the key themes of a recent conference at the Delhi School of Economics on child height in India.
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