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Poorest & uneducated mothers benefit least from healthcare services: Study

While the poorest households had the highest utilisation of ICDS services in 2006, their share became the second lowest in 2016.

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Tool to understand gram panchayat financing (West Bengal PAISA Pilot)

The West Begal PAISA tool aimed to understand if Gram Panchayats get their due funds, how much, and where it is spent.

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Toilet Owners Defecate In Open In Villages Declared Open-Defecation Free: Rajasthan Study

With a little more than a year to go for Swachh Bharat Mission’s deadline of open-defecation-free India, patchy access to toilets, incomplete toilet construction and rampant open defecation among households with a toilet were some findings of a new study in gram panchayats (village councils) declared open defecation-free (ODF) in Rajasthan.

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Part 2: Education reform and frontline administrators: A case study from Bihar

The frontline administration in India is infamous for corruption and patronage, indifference towards citizens, low effort and high absenteeism. This blog reports findings from a year-long qualitative study on frontline education administrators in Bihar. Part 1 captured perspectives of frontline administrators on their role in the education hierarchy and how organisational design and culture shapes everyday behaviour. … Continue reading "Part 2: Education reform and frontline administrators: A case study from Bihar"

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Education reform and frontline administrators: A case study from Bihar – II

The frontline administration in India is infamous for corruption and patronage, indifference towards citizens, low effort and high absenteeism. This column reports findings from a year-long qualitative study on frontline education administrators in Bihar.