COVID-19 Response: Why Repackaged Health Spending Promises Offer Nothing New

Breaking the silence on specific measures to increase health expenditure and infrastructure on 17th May, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made health one of the key focus areas for the fifth and last tranche of the stimulus package under the Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India) Yojana. Stating the need to ramp up public expenditure on health by … Continue reading "COVID-19 Response: Why Repackaged Health Spending Promises Offer Nothing New"


पालिसी बज़्ज़: करोनावायरस आधारित पांचवा संस्करण

विभिन्न कल्याणकारी योजनाओं में क्या घटित हो रहा है, इसको लेकर आपको हर 15 दिन के अंदर यह पालिसी बज़्ज़ अपडेट करता है | वर्तमान प्रकाशन भारत में करोनावायरस महामारी पर आधारित है – सरकार द्वारा करोनावायरस के प्रभावों को बढ़ने से रोकने के लिए विभिन्न क़दमों को उठाया जा रहा है |   नीतियों … Continue reading "पालिसी बज़्ज़: करोनावायरस आधारित पांचवा संस्करण"

The Forest Voyage

The Inside Districts series has sought to bring the perspectives of district and block officials as well as frontline workers who are involved in the COVID-19 pandemic response in India’s states. From these interviews, we’ve curated a set of illustrations that you can download and share. Here’s one experience narrated by a Block Development Officer in Rajasthan who … Continue reading "The Forest Voyage"

Social Protection in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

On 5 May 2020, Accountability Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research and the Coordination for COVID-19 Response Platform organised an online discussion on social protection in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.


Carrying Out Both COVID-19 and Pre-Pandemic Tasks: ASHA in Himachal Pradesh

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 "Carrying Out Both COVID-19 and Pre-Pandemic Tasks: ASHA in Himachal Pradesh"