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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An ANM administering a vaccine
Health

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

Learning outside the classroom
Ensuring learning for children on the wrong side of the digital divide.
by Smita Agarwal | 4 min read
Workers unloading coal from a truck-coal mining
Environment

What lies ahead for coal-dependent towns in India?
Just transition offers an opportunity to reverse decades of stymied development.
by Mayank Aggarwal | 7 min read

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Location Icon Balangir district, Odisha

Non-stop learning
Location Icon Jajpur district, Odisha

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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.
Gender

A revolution in local politics
The changing landscape of women’s political representation, and its intersections with caste, property rights, and patriarchy.
Agriculture

Why we must listen to farmers
Agriculture value-chains can only be strengthened by listening to multiple actors; most importantly, farmers.