Samayita Ghosh is a Senior Research Associate at Outline India. She has worked on assessing and evaluating programmes on WASH, education, youth and governance and child labour across multiple states in India. Some of her engagements include - Rapid assessment of water and sanitation facilities, and evaluation of the best performing five states with respect to overall achievement of the Swachh Bharat goals for Water Aid, India; an RCT (Randomised Controlled Trial) study focusing on closing the child labour and forced labour evidence gaps, funded by the US Department of Labour; campaign evaluation at the Kumbh Mela (Nashik) for Wash United, Berlin; formative and needs assessment research on children for Sesame Street Initiative; baseline assessment for Save the Children’s programme on empowerment of girl child; mapping youth perceptions on politics, education and internationalism with the British Council; among others. Her work is primarily at the intersection of ethnographic research and participatory techniques. She was a recipient of the Krishna Raj Fellowship in 2012 at the Centre for Development Economics and Post Graduate Scholarship 2011-2012, at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.
Data openness and the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill
05 Sep 2016
According to the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, the acquisition or use of any geospatial information will require permission from a government authority. In this note, Ghosh and Malhotra highlight the importance of reliable geospatial information for development work. In their view, instead of restricting the production and use of such information, the government should regulate its quality and promote learning around it to ensure responsible and ethical use.
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