Radha R Ashrit , DDG NITI Aayog, Milinda Mishra, Intern NITI Aayog
India has the world's youngest population, with 835 million people under the age of 35 as of 2021. But then again, several other countries have a younger demographic than India, like Chad, Niger, Somalia, Afghanistan, etc. But the factors above put India in the picture
B. Sharlo Zack, Young Professional, DMEO, NITI Aayog
Universal health coverage (UHC) is about ensuring that people have access to the health care they need without suffering financial hardship. The World Health Organization recognizes curbing out-of-pocket-expenditure (OOPE) for availing health services as a key step for moving towards UHC.
Nicole Almeida, Young Professional, DMEO, Soumya Kochhar, Intern, DMEO
Over the last few years, there have been calls to make policy-making more evidence based. But what really is evidence? And how can policy-makers use it? Evidence consists of collecting information in a systematic way and using a number of approaches to answer a particular question
This one train goes nowhere but has scores of children and adults alike looking forward to board it every day. Yes, you heard it right. This Education Express at the Government Upper Primary School (GUPS) in Sempliphatak, Shahbad is hard to miss as it stands out against the verdant green fields of Baran.
Anmol Narain, Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, DMEO
In seventy-five years of independence, India has embarked on an eventful journey to transgress the legacy of colonial rule and address the challenges of state capacity, poverty and hunger in order to improve the distribution of prosperity, and improve the quality of life of citizens.
This blog elucidates how identifying local demand, enabling community participation and ensuring connectivity to the mainstream market are helping Aspirational District- Lohardaga, script its development story.
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.
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.
The National Commission of Women has reported a rise in domestic and gender-based violence since the imposition of the countrywide lockdown. Financial hardship, risk of unemployment, worry of pay-cuts and the fear of contracting the disease are all affecting our collective mental well-being.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to heel the most powerful nations in the world and ground life to a standstill. India too is currently in Lockdown 4.0 and struggling to combat the spread of the virus.