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A data story on female child marriage in India

In the eighth post of I4I’s month-long campaign to mark International Women’s Day 2023, Shubham Mudgil and Swathi Rao from The Quantum Hub use a novel dataset based on NFHS-5 to present data highl...

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Nutritional penalty of motherhood: Can midday meals for children also improve their mothers’ health outcomes?

Midday meals provide a nutritional safety net for children and improve their learning outcomes and attendance. Nikita Sharma argues that spillover benefits might also exist for mothers of the children...

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To invest in sanitation or not? The role of gender differences in perceptions

Although sanitation is essential for health, many households remain without a toilet due to financial constraints. This article describes the extent to which perceptions of costs and benefits of sanit...

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Education in Bihar: Still a long road ahead

In the north Indian state of Bihar, education has been improving faster than in the rest of the country. But as this column reminds us, Bihar is starting from the bottom. For education to continue to ...

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Misguided policy and school inequality in rural India

Despite government efforts, stark inequality in India’s schools persists, particularly in rural areas. This column argues that the failure may lie in policy design – rather than helping the worst ...

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Food for thought: On the design of school subsidy programmes

Despite significant increase in primary school enrollments, student attendance rates are less than 70% in public schools. This column argues that India needs to start evaluating its existing school su...

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Learning and Earning: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in India

This project estimates the short-and-medium-run effects of participating in a subsidised vocational training programme aimed at improving labour market outcomes of women residing in low-income househo...

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The Enigma of Malnutrition in India

This project uses data from 2004 to 2014 for 26 countries to make comparisons between South Asia and Africa, examining how the regional gap in child malnutrition varies with demographic and other char...

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Women's Reservations in Bihar and Children's Health Outcomes

This project investigates the impact of political decentralization and gender quota in local governance on different measures of health outcomes and behaviors. The findings of the prioject are consist...

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Public versus Private College Education in Developing Countries: Economic ans Social Implications in India

Tertiary education has fuelled the economic growth in India in recent times. This has in turn generated excess demand for a highly educated and skilled workforce.

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Cognitive Effects of Supplementary School Feeding Programme

This project uses the exogenous policy shock of the extension of provision of school meals to upper primary grades in public schools in Delhi to study the effects of school meal intake on the cognitiv...

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Education Policies and Practices

The objective of this project was to study the status of education in Bihar both in absolute terms and in relation to other states in India and also to identify best practices in education policies an...

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Role of ICT in Improving the Quality of Elementary School Education in Bihar

The objective of this project was to bring out the role of ICT in improving the quality of school education, integrated within pedagogical approaches taking on-board the social constraints of schoolin...

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Improving Access to and Measuring the Impact of Public Health Insurance in India

This project aims to add to the broad literature on improving the quality of public services by looking at the effect of providing incentives to agents for spreading information regarding a government...

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Improving Access to and Measuring the Impact of Public Health Insurance in India

This project aims to add to the broad literature on improving the quality of public services by looking at the effect of providing incentives to agents for spreading information regarding a government...

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