Sectors

Insights and analysis of specific sectors in the development arenawhat works, what doesn’t, and what needs to change.

Education

Do we write off one year? Wilima Wadhwa on learnings from ASER 2020
Wilima Wadhwa, Director, ASER Centre, tells us how the lockdown has impacted students, particularly those in rural areas. She also talks about involving parents and community members more, to improve educational outcomes.

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Health

Community mental health: Not a silver bullet
When it comes to community mental healthcare, we must be cautious not to replicate the old, top-down, medicalised approach of mental institutions.
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Health

Addressing trauma as a pathway to social change
How understanding intergenerational trauma can help people working toward social change solve problems more effectively.
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Health

What about other vaccines?
Every year, tuberculosis kills as many people as COVID-19. It’s time we found a better vaccine.
by Andreas Kupz | 3 min read
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Gender

A revolution in local politics
The changing landscape of women’s political representation, and its intersections with caste, property rights, and patriarchy.
by Akshi Chawla | 7 min read
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Agriculture

Why we must listen to farmers
Agriculture value-chains can only be strengthened by listening to multiple actors; most importantly, farmers.
by Sudeshna Maya Sen | 6 min read

Bite-sized stories from the people closest to the action.



Looking for greener pastures
Location Icon The Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu

A glimmer of hope
Location Icon Balangir district, Odisha

Non-stop learning
Location Icon Jajpur district, Odisha

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Health

Community mental health: Not a silver bullet
When it comes to community mental healthcare, we must be cautious not to replicate the old, top-down, medicalised approach of mental institutions.
Health

Addressing trauma as a pathway to social change
How understanding intergenerational trauma can help people working toward social change solve problems more effectively.
Health

What about other vaccines?
Every year, tuberculosis kills as many people as COVID-19. It’s time we found a better vaccine.