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Policy Buzz: Coronavirus-focus Fourth Edition

Keep up-to-date with all that is happening in welfare policy with this curated selection of news, published every fortnight. The current edition focusses on the Coronavirus pandemic in India, and the government’s efforts to stem its increase.     Policy News The lockdown has been extended till 17 May 2020, and fresh guidelines have been issued … Continue reading "Policy Buzz: Coronavirus-focus Fourth Edition"

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Using Twitter in COVID-19 Reporting

This toolkit is for journalists looking to explore the potential of Twitter in their work.

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Inside Districts Series: Voice of a Child Development Project Officer in Bihar

As the Coronavirus pandemic sweeps through India, districts are being tapped by the government for timely detection and reporting of cases, and prevention. Our ‘Inside Districts’ series will feature interviews of district and Block-level officials, panchayat functionaries and frontline workers to understand their challenges and best practices. The Accountability Initiative at the Centre for Policy … Continue reading "Inside Districts Series: Voice of a Child Development Project Officer in Bihar"

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The Economics of Paying the COVID-19 Stimulus Package

This two-part blog series explains the monetary options available with policymakers to provide stimulus at the time of a pandemic. Even as the Finance Minister announced a stimulus package of Rs 1.7 lakh crore (over USD 2 billion) last month, the government has faced criticism for the paltry sum it has committed to dole out, … Continue reading "The Economics of Paying the COVID-19 Stimulus Package"

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Inside Districts Series: Voice of an Education Officer in Rajasthan

As the Coronavirus pandemic sweeps through India, districts are being tapped by the government for timely detection and reporting of cases, and prevention. Our ‘Inside Districts’ series will feature interviews of district and Block-level officials, panchayat functionaries and frontline workers to understand their challenges and best practices. The Accountability Initiative at the Centre for Policy … Continue reading "Inside Districts Series: Voice of an Education Officer in Rajasthan"