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


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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Understanding the COVID-19 second wave in urban Gujarat
The lack of state preparation for the second wave of COVID-19 has resulted in increased debt, vaccine hesitancy, and loss of livelihoods.
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More must be done to protect pregnant women from COVID-19
Beyond including pregnant women and lactating mothers in India's COVID-19 vaccination drive, the government needs to ensure their safety by adequately monitoring side effects.
Sree Ramuli as the Corona demon raises COVID-19 awareness

A corona demon helps fight an invisible enemy
A day in the life of a community mobiliser, who plays the role of a corona demon to raise awareness about COVID-19 in rural Andhra Pradesh.
by Sree Ramulu | 5 min read
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Designing urban employment schemes for women
Seven way to bring women back to the labour force, provide livelihood and income security, and increase women’s agency in cities.
by Nikhil Iyer | 6 min read
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India’s COVID-19 response limited by strong urban and tech bias
India's response to the second wave of COVID-19 glosses over the lack of infrastructure and technology know-how in rural India.

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Understanding the COVID-19 second wave in urban Gujarat
The lack of state preparation for the second wave of COVID-19 has resulted in increased debt, vaccine hesitancy, and loss of livelihoods.

More must be done to protect pregnant women from COVID-19
Beyond including pregnant women and lactating mothers in India's COVID-19 vaccination drive, the government needs to ensure their safety by adequately monitoring side effects.

A corona demon helps fight an invisible enemy
A day in the life of a community mobiliser, who plays the role of a corona demon to raise awareness about COVID-19 in rural Andhra Pradesh.
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