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Today, the Economic Times wrote about the findings of an NSSO report on toilet  use. The report reveals that just 46% of toilets built in rural India, and 50% of those built in urban India, are being used. According to ET...Read More..

  Dean's article in Global Nutrition Report's website talks about how measuring open defecation and promoting toilet use in India can help children grow to their full potential. Hence, helping make World Toilet Day a Happy World Toilet Day! Read...Read More..

Nicholas Kristof, who is visiting rural Uttar Pradesh, wrote about the causes and consequences of India's malnutrition problems in his NYT column yesterday.  We were thrilled to see that he discussed many ideas that have emerged from r.i.c.e. research.  He...Read More..

Diane and I congratulate our teacher Angus Deaton in the Indian Express: Congratulations Angus Deaton, who taught us about measurement In the preface to his magisterial 2013 book The Great Escape, Angus Deaton thanks his teachers. “Richard Stone was perhaps...Read More..

Congratulations, Angus!

By Diane Coffey, on October 12th, 2015
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In celebration of the fact that my PhD advisor, Angus Deaton, has just won the Nobel prize in Economics, I thought I would share one of my favorite of his (many) graphs. The internet is filling up with tributes in...Read More..

Filthy filter

By Diane Coffey, on October 9th, 2015

Recently, we at r.i.c.e. have been learning a lot about air pollution -- how it is measured, why it is bad for health, where it comes from, who is most at risk, and many other things.  Because Delhi has a...Read More..

Maternal health in the news

By r.i.c.e., on October 6th, 2015
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Today, Diane's article on maternal undernutrition and maternity entitlements came out in India in Transition, as well as the Hindu Businessline.  Here is the text of the article from Hindu Businessline: Healthy mothers give birth to healthy children who grow...Read More..

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Today is Gandhi Jayanti, which marks the first anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission. r.i.c.e. marked the occasion a few days ago by hosting a Conference on Purity, Untouchability, and Open Defecation: Starting a Conversation for a Swachh Bharat. At the...Read More..

If you would like to attend the conference, you must register by here by 25th Sept. Last year, the Government of India launched the Swachch Bharat Mission, aimed at eliminating open defecation by 2019. How can the widespread adoption of latrine use...Read More..

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Everyone concerned about the prospects of the Swachh Bharat Mission should check out this new paper in BMC Public Health by lead author Parimita Routray and some of the top thinkers in sanitation, available at this link here: They reach many of...Read More..

Sangita’s Tedx Talk

By Kritika Goel, on August 5th, 2015
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Sangita delivered a brilliant Tedx Talk on the reasons behind open defecation in India. Watch the complete video here:  ...Read More..

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We are very happy to report to you that there are additions to the r.i.c.e. family. First of all, Kritika joined us as ha research fellow. Kritika has completed a Masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Her...Read More..

The Economist has used data from the Rapid Survey of Children (RSOC) report to discuss high rates of malnutrition that continue to exist,  despite the decline in recent years. Read the full article here....Read More..

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India, on Sunday morning, set two new Guinness World Records –for the most individuals performing Yoga at a single venue, and individuals from the largest number of nationalities performing it simultaneously. The prime minister took everyone by surprise when after...Read More..

Yep. Its at the India Habitat Center, on  Sunday. Here is the link for the event. When the video is available on the internet, we will link it here....Read More..

Please go to livemint and see Nikhil and Aashish's op-ed on the struggles being faced by the new Swachh Bharat Mission. They compile a lot of data from the website of the Swachh Bharat Mission to present the case that the...Read More..

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