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Sectors

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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Are our cities making us lonely?
Loneliness isn’t really a personal mental health issue. Instead, it’s embedded in how cities and systems are built and organised.
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What does it take to run a farmer producer company?
A day in the life of an Adivasi woman who manages a women-owned farmer producer company that collectivises small and marginal farmers to help them improve their incomes.
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Caste discrimination: Fighting it. Ending it.
Yashica Dutt, journalist and author of Coming out as Dalit, and Ashif Shaikh, Dalit activist and leader of Jan Sahas, have a conversation about caste-based violence and oppression, manual scavenging, dignity, the Black Lives Matter movement, and, what it means to be an ally in the fight against caste hierarchy.
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Productivity vs poverty
Manish Sabharwal argues that in order to compete in a global economy, India needs greater productivity and formal employment. Renana Jhabvala argues the opposite: India’s informal sector is large, and labour laws must accommodate informal workers.
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Three male farmers sitting at Tikri Border Farm Laws 2020

Farm laws 2020: Efficiency vs equity
While there is agreement on the importance of improving food production and productivity, there are differing views on the ways to achieve both.

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Are our cities making us lonely?
Loneliness isn’t really a personal mental health issue. Instead, it’s embedded in how cities and systems are built and organised.

What does it take to run a farmer producer company?
A day in the life of an Adivasi woman who manages a women-owned farmer producer company that collectivises small and marginal farmers to help them improve their incomes.

Caste discrimination: Fighting it. Ending it.
Yashica Dutt, journalist and author of Coming out as Dalit, and Ashif Shaikh, Dalit activist and leader of Jan Sahas, have a conversation about caste-based violence and oppression, manual scavenging, dignity, the Black Lives Matter movement, and, what it means to be an ally in the fight against caste hierarchy.