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Covid-19: Debunking fake news among slum-dwellers

Urban slum-dwellers are among the groups that are most at-risk of Covid-19, and their precarious situation is further compounded by rampant misinformation regarding the Virus. Based on a survey of abo...

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Covid-19: Willingness to vaccinate among slum-dwellers

Vaccination is among the success stories in modern-day medicine, and is seen by the WHO as a key element of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In this note, Augsburg et al. discuss findings from a...

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वर्गीकृत ऋण और स्वच्छता संबंधी निवेश

ग्रामीण भारतीय परिवार शौचालय बनवाने का खर्च वहन नहीं कर पाने को शौचालय नहीं बनवाने का मुख्य कारण बताते हैं। इस लेख में ग्रामीण महाराष्ट्र के एक प्रयोग के जरिए जांच की गई है कि स्वच्छता के लिए वर्गीकृत...

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Labelled loans and sanitation investments

Rural Indian households report lack of affordability as the main reason for not having a toilet. This article investigates – through an experiment in rural Maharashtra – whether microcredit labell...

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No toilet, no bride: Toilet ownership and marriage prospects of men in India

A growing body of research shows that costs are a key barrier to sanitation investments by households. Based on a survey in Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, this column finds that apart from financial ...

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