Exploit the potential of natural experiments for policymaking
17th Sep, 2021
Evidence based policy making dependent on randomized control trials (RCTs) comes with its own set of limitations. In contexts where RCTs are not feasible, natural experiments may be explored for informed and robust decisions in place.
Leveraging Digital Vouchers for Public Service Delivery: e-RUPI
1st Sep, 2021
Paresh Dhokad and Veenu Singh delve into the potential benefits of the Indian experiment with social vouchers with the launch of e-Rupi. The key challenge with any direct benefit transfer scheme is to ensure if the cash transferred to the beneficiary is being used for the intended outcomes.
How can Governments benefit from visual thinking in communicating evaluation findings? Takeaways from India
2nd Jun, 2021
Governments can strategically introduce EvaluVision as part of monitoring and evaluation to support information management, enhance understanding, ensure retention, create an effective stakeholder engagement, and most importantly, use the evaluation insights.
The digital dream: Upskilling India for the future
1st Mar, 2021
While the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace at which technology is becoming commonplace in our lives, it has also exposed a stark digital divide, leaving a large proportion of India’s population out of this paradigm shift.
India's Dairy Sector Competitiveness
1st Feb, 2021
I read somewhere that in a digital world, geography is history. With Niti Aayog transforming the dynamics for a New Digital India, sustainable work opportunities in rural India will lead to a new revolution of reverse migration. But before this could happen, an unprecedented pandemic trigered distress movement of labour back to their roots.
For a smarter food security programme
14th Jan, 2021
Evidence-driven approaches, including those tried out in Mexico and Brazil, can remove shortcomings in India’s nutrition schemes.
Evaluate schemes for better outcomes
16th Dec, 2020
Programme evaluations could improve the effectiveness of public policies and drive more efficient use of public funds.
Consumer In Post-Corona India
16th Sep, 2020
Novel Coronavirus originated in late 2019 in China and spread like wildfire across nations. While lockdowns were an ideal measure to limit the transmission of the disease, they had unintended con-sequences, especially in a developing country like ours, where the majority of the population lives hand to mouth.
Covid-19: How tech can ensure equity in education
7th Jul, 2020
Blended online learning can remove barriers, and take education to girls, marginalised groups and remote areas
Data and the Road to Recovery from Coronavirus Pandemic
30th Jun, 2020
A coordinated approach is required to ensure we don’t end up data rich, information poor.