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Tumakuru Case Study: How is Money Allocated for Urban Area Expenditure?

This blog is part of a series unpacking the ‘PAISA for Municipalities‘ research which analysed urban local body finances in Tumakuru Smart City of Karnataka. The first part offers why the study was conducted, the backdrop to the study, and the researchers involved. It can be found here.   The oft-repeated principle that underlies financial allocations … Continue reading "Tumakuru Case Study: How is Money Allocated for Urban Area Expenditure?"

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In a Glance: Research Findings from Study of Frontline Workers in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan

This explainer provides a summary of findings and recommendations from a research study carried out in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan with ASHAs, Auxiliary Nurse Midwives, and Anganwadi Workers.

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What Municipalities Do: Findings from a Study in Tumakuru Smart City, Karnataka

This blog is part of a series unpacking the ‘PAISA for Municipalities‘ research which analysed urban local body finances in Tumakuru Smart City of Karnataka. The first part offers why the study was conducted, the backdrop to the study, and the researchers involved. It can be found here.   In my previous blog, I had described the … Continue reading "What Municipalities Do: Findings from a Study in Tumakuru Smart City, Karnataka"

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Study: COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour, Community Backlash among Major Concerns for Frontline Workers during Pandemic

For Frontline Workers (Anganwadi Workers, ASHAs, and Auxiliary Nurse Midwives), increased responsibilities and having to juggle different tasks were not their only priorities. Behind the scenes, they have often struggled with challenges in their communities, and personal and familial lives in the last year.  We conducted a study in two districts of Himachal Pradesh and … Continue reading "Study: COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour, Community Backlash among Major Concerns for Frontline Workers during Pandemic"

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The Urban Challenge after a Panchayats Study in Karnataka

This blog is part of a series unpacking the ‘PAISA for Municipalities‘ research which analysed urban local body finances in Tumakuru Smart City of Karnataka. The first part offers why the study was conducted, the backdrop to the study, and the researchers involved. It can be found here.   Following Accountability Initiative’s PAISA for Panchayats Study, … Continue reading "The Urban Challenge after a Panchayats Study in Karnataka"