Tag Search: “infrastructure”
Who benefits from indoor piped drinking water supply? A gender analysis
In India, there is limited access to indoor piped drinking water (IPDW) in households, and this has a disproportionate impact on women as they bear the burden of fetching water. Using 2005-2012 India ...
- Ashish Sedai
- 17 January, 2022
Crime in the village: Does road infrastructure make a difference?
Access to better infrastructure is critical for poverty alleviation and economic development in rural India. Analysing data from the 2004-05 and 2011-12 waves of the India Human Development Survey (IH...
- Shreya Biswas Ritika Jain
- 22 December, 2021
India’s asset monetisation plan
In August 2021, Government of India announced an asset monetisation plan wherein existing public assets worth Rs. 6 trillion would be monetised by leasing them out to private operators for fixed terms...
- Amartya Lahiri
- 29 November, 2021
Incentivising quality of public infrastructure: Does it work?
Community toilets in slums are often poorly maintained, and upgrading facilities is difficult due to low willingness-to-pay among potential users and ‘free riding’. Based on an experiment in Uttar Pra...
- Alex Armand Britta Augsburg Antonella Bancalari
- 08 October, 2021
Balancing economic development and climate goals
Although India is on track to meet its target under the Paris Climate Agreement, the fast pace of urbanisation could worsen the problem of climate change. In this post, Ejaz Ghani outlines the policy ...
- Ejaz Ghani
- 31 August, 2021
PDS, National Food Security Act, and Covid-19
Introduced in 2013, the National Food Security Act (NFSA) brought about fundamental reforms in the public distribution system (PDS) and most importantly, declared a legal ‘right to food’. Based on a p...
- Ruchira Boss Mamata Pradhan Devesh Roy Sunil Saroj
- 16 August, 2021
Under the thumb of history?
In June 2021, Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee (Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT) delivered the inaugural Shaibal Gupta Memorial Lecture organised by Asian Development Research...
- Abhijit Banerjee
- 13 August, 2021
Challenges faced by community health workers in Covid-19 containment efforts
Although community health workers have been the backbone of the fight against Covid-19 in India, there has not been sufficient focus on their well-being and working conditions. Based on a survey in th...
- Somya Bhatia Stutilina Pal Devanik Saha
- 11 August, 2021
- Notes from the Field
The changing demand for welfare in rural Pakistan
The proliferation of cash transfer programmes in developing countries has raised concern regarding a crowding-out effect on citizens' demands for investment in universal public services. Based on a ho...
- Matteo Iudice Rehan Rafay Jamil
- 24 June, 2021
Impact of agricultural reforms in Bihar: Test case for new farm laws
The 2020 farm laws have been opposed by several farmers due to their possible use for corporate takeover of agriculture, removal of APMC mandis, and dilution of minimum support price and public procur...
- Avinash Kishore Prabhat Kishore Devesh Roy Sunil Saroj
- 11 June, 2021
Covid-19: Health and economic impacts in Indian slums
Initial predictions suggested that slum communities – densely packed, with shared water taps, and an impossibility of social distancing – would be particularly hard-hit by Covid-19. In this note, Down...
- Harlan Downs-Tepper Anirudh Krishna Emily Rains
- 31 May, 2021
- Notes from the Field
Examining district-level performance of Ujjwala: The case of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand
Launched in 2016, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims to encourage the adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking. Using National Sample Survey data for 2014 and 2017, this article ex...
- Manisha Mukherjee
- 25 May, 2021