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India and Evidence for policy and practice

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‘Tomorrow Will Not Be Like Yesterday ’ Sahariya Tribals emerge from the shadows
P. Philipose / ActionAid International 2014
This edition in the series of Critical Stories of Change presents the story of Sahariya tribals categorized as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG). They reside in contiguous areas of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Prade...
How do social protection and labour programmes contribute to social inclusion? Evidence from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal
B. Babajanian; J. Hagen-Zanker; R. Holmes / Overseas Development Institute 2014
Today, the positive effects of social protection and labour programmes on core dimensions of well- being such as food consumption and access to health and education are well-recognised. However, less is known about the ability of thes...
Can e-governance reduce capture of public programmes? Experimental evidence from India’s employment guarantee scheme in Bihar
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Low administrative capacity and pervasive corruption constrain the performance of social insurance programs in many low-income settings. The increasing availability of e-governance, i.e., the application of information and communicati...
Improving maternal and child health in India: evaluating demand and supply side strategies (IMATCHINE)
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Over the past decade, the Central government and various State governments in India have introduced a range of programs aimed at improving maternal health indicators. A central feature of several of the new programs is to encourage pr...
The economics and psychology of long term savings and pensions: a randomised experiment among low-income entrepreneurs in Maharashtra, India
K. Basu; S.S. Bisht / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
It is widely accepted that access to banking can provide both growth and security to vulnerable households. It is also well understood that poor households, especially in developing countries, tend to be underserved by credit markets....
A wide angle view of learning Evaluation of the CCE and LEP programmes in Haryana, India
E. Duflo; J. Berry; S. Mukerji; M. Shotland / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Current enrollment rates at the primary school level in India are well over 95 per cent, and dropout rates do not appear to increase dramatically with age - children between the ages of 11 and 14 are only three percentage points more ...
Does building more toilets stop the spread of disease? Impact evidence from India
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Over one-third of the 2.5 billion people worldwide who do not have access to improved sanitation live in India. Nearly 69 per cent of the population practise open defecation. Typically, the government of India’s national sanitat...
Output 4 Options Analysis: options analysis for a regional climate change programme to deliver more effective climate services, early warning and disaster risk reduction
S. Wade; S. Lester / Evidence on Demand 2015
South Asian countries are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events, climate variability and longer-term climatic changes due to high population density, poverty, and lack of resources for adaptation. This report provid...
Helpdesk Report: Evidence base for local block grants in Education
L. Bolton / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2013
This Helpdesk query was asked to provide a literature / evidence review of the effectiveness – or otherwise – of sub-national flexible block grants in education in delivering enrolment, attendance and quality objectives. ...
Truth-telling by Third-Party Audits and the Response of Polluting firms: Experimental Evidence from India
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2013
In many regulated markets, firms choose and pay private, third-party auditors, potentially creating a conflict of interest. This paper reports on a two-year field experiment in the Indian state of Gujarat that sought to curb such a co...
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