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‘People are Apprehensive on Routine Immunisations’

The ‘Inside Districts’ series launched in April was a one-of-its-kind attempt to capture the experiences of district and Block-level officials, panchayat functionaries and frontline workers, on their challenges and best practices. As India enters the fourth phase of a country-wide lockdown, we went back to some interviewees to understand how their situation has changed. Among … Continue reading "‘People are Apprehensive on Routine Immunisations’"

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Documenting the Story of India’s Migrant Distress

Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are home to some of India’s poorest people. The crisis has hit them hard.

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Whither, Local Governments, in the Pandemic?

I had written a few weeks back that the lockdowns ordered in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic had been instrumental in stalling, if not reversing the trend towards re-centralisation of powers and functions by the State and the Union Governments. A webinar organised by the Gulati institute of Finance and Taxation, Thiruvananthapuram, on 16 … Continue reading "Whither, Local Governments, in the Pandemic?"

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How to Design Nutrition Financing

In recent years, we have seen positive developments in policy, funding and outcomes on child nutrition in India. Now, when the Covid-19 pandemic has placed a significant strain on our already vulnerable populations, it is time is institute a far more decentralised, agile and equitable nutrition financing architecture.

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Inside Districts: Experience of a Doctor Working in a Coronavirus Ward

The ‘Inside Districts’ series launched in April was a one-of-its-kind attempt to capture the experiences of district and Block-level officials, panchayat functionaries and frontline workers, on their challenges and best practices. As India enters the fourth phase of a country-wide lockdown, we went back to some interviewees to understand how their situation has changed. Among … Continue reading "Inside Districts: Experience of a Doctor Working in a Coronavirus Ward"