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भारत में पराली जलना कम करने के लिए स्थानांतरण भुगतान डिज़ाइन करना

पराली जलाने से होने वाले वायु प्रदूषण का स्वास्थ्य पर गंभीर प्रभाव पड़ता है, ख़ासकर उत्तर भारत में। पर्यावरण के अनुकूल प्रथाओं को अपनाने के लिए सशर्त नकद हस्तांतरण कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत के बावजूद, किसानो...

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Designing transfer payments to reduce crop burning in India

Air pollution caused due to crop burning has severe health impacts, particularly in north India. Despite the introduction of a conditional cash transfer programme to adopt environmentally friendly pra...

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केवल विकास ही नहीं: गरीबी दूर करने में पुनर्वितरण का महत्व

हाल के अध्ययनों से इस बात की पुष्टि मिलती है कि विकासशील देशों में नीतियां और संस्थान विश्व के संपन्न देशों के अनुरूप बदल रहे हैं और इसी वजह से इन देशों की प्रति-व्यक्ति आय औद्योगीकृत देशों के बराबर ह...

  • दृष्टिकोण

Not by growth alone: The salience of redistribution in poverty eradication

Recent studies posit that per capita incomes of developing countries are finally on track to catch up to those of industrialised countries. In this post, Enevoldsen and Pande contend that this country...

  • Perspectives

Empowering women through direct digital wage payments

India’s rate of female labour force participation dropped from 37% in 1990 to 28% in 2015. Can greater control over earned income incentivise women to work and influence gender norms? This article d...

  • Articles

भारतीय महिलाओं की श्रमशक्ति में संलग्नता : स्मार्ट दृष्टिकोण का समय

इस आलेख में प्रोफेसर रोहिणी पांडे का दावा है कि भारत में महिला श्रमशक्ति की भागीदारी की अत्यंत निम्न दर को बढ़ाने के लिए व्यवहारमूलक हस्तक्षेप करना और सामाजिक प्रचलनों पर काम करना आवश्यक है।...

  • दृष्टिकोण

What happens when investments targeting women’s microbusinesses go to men?

Several studies find that male-operated – but not female-operated – microenterprises benefit from access to grants or loans. Applying the lens of household-level rather than individual-level inves...

  • Articles

Clearing the air: The effects of transparency on plant pollution emissions

Of the 20 cities in the world with the worst fine particulate air pollution, 13 are in India. If good information on who pollutes is available, then traditional environmental regulation can bring down...

  • IGC Research on India

Give women credit

Since its inception in the 1970s microfinance has emerged as an important tool to support livelihoods among those who lack access to traditional banking services, though the method has its critics. Er...

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Moving in or dropping out? India's female migrants and urban labour force integration

One important, yet understudied, constraint to female labour force participation is women’s inability to successfully migrate to where the jobs are – cities.

  • IGC Research on India

Star power: Rating industries in Maharashtra by emission levels

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board recently launched a programme to rate industries based on their emission levels – the first such initiative by a government regulator. An easy and accessible way...

  • Perspectives

Constructing housing for the poor without destroying their communities

The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana aims to achieve housing for all by 2022. However, vacancy of 23% was reported last year in urban housing built under the programme. In this article, Rohini Pande, conte...

  • Notes from the Field