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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..

This week, FiveThirtyEight blog highlighted a newly-released working paper by Dean Spears and I. The paper, now posted as part of the National Bureau of Economic Research's working paper series, studies the infant mortality externalities of poor sanitation. The paper, "Neighborhood Sanitation...Read More..

Is Some Vaccine Worse than None?: The Rubella Vaccine Threshold Effect   The issue:Vaccines are the most effective tools to defend against viral infection. Diseases that use to be common causes of illnesses and deaths around the world, such as...Read More..

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Just two days ago, award winning journalist Sreenivasan Jain and Manas Roshan of NDTV did a story on the Swachh Bharat Mission as part of their investigative show, Truth Versus Hype.  You can watch the show here. The show was...Read More..

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Check out the sanitation and culture paper at the IGC website, and a blog authored by Sangita as a bonus....Read More..

In reciprocation for my visit to India last year, Dean came to France at the end of March to visit the Aix-Marseille School of Economics. A great time was had by all, in particular the participants of Dean's seminar on...Read More..

Bus ko rasta do

By Diane Coffey, on April 16th, 2015

(Part of the Bus Rapid Transit Corridor in Sheikh Sarai in Delhi.  Photo: RV Moorthy) If you haven't already seen it, do check out Aashish and Karthik's wonder op-ed on public transit in today's Hindu.  It talks about how lack...Read More..

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We don’t clean toilets!

By on April 13th, 2015

Anil K. Rajvanshi, an Indian academic and the Director of an agricultural institute in Maharastra, recently wrote an article titled ‘The Un-Swachh Truth’ in the Huffington Post. The points which the author takes up in the article resonate with our...Read More..

SQUAT in USA Today!

By r.i.c.e., Payal Hathi, on April 6th, 2015

The government's plans to monitor toilet building as a part of the Swacch Bharat Mission were highlighted this week in USA Today.  The article quotes from the SQUAT report to make the point that simply building toilets will not be...Read More..

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