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Last night – somewhat against my better judgment as a statistical economist, not a TV star – I accepted Sagarika Ghose’s kind invitation to be on her State of the Nation TV program on CNN-IBN. I was honored to be...Read More..
Sometimes we here at rice get a little depressed about the lack of answers. Today's post is meant to lift our spirits with a success story. The Orangi Pilot Project (OPP), which was started way back in 1981 by Akhtar...Read More..
Check out Sangita's op-ed today on live mint about last week's conference and the growing consensus in the evidence for the importance of sanitation for child height: "building consensus on building latrines." [caption id="attachment_855" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo from livemint.com. They...Read More..
Here at rice, we write and talk much more about rural sanitation than we do about urban sanitation. This is partially because we know more about and have been more exposed to poor people’s lives in rural India; is partially...Read More..
In the end of July, I spent some time in Sitapur following up with the moms and babies who I started visiting in winter, 2011. One of the most interesting visits was to Ria, a woman whose baby from the...Read More..
Many scholars from various disciplines presented converging evidence of the key role of open defecation in explaining child stunting in India at a conference at DSE on August 2nd and 3rd. See slides from conference presentations and more pictures of...Read More..
Hello. I am Aashish, and I have just started working for rice. I spent the most of May and June being an investigator for the PEEP Survey 2013 in Uttar Pradesh, and this first post for the rice-blog is about...Read More..
Will data linking open defecation to undernutrition force change? is the title of an article that just came out in the Guardian...check it out!...Read More..
Conference on child height, stunting, early life disease, and sanitation: Delhi School of Economics August 2nd and 3rd
After a year of preparations, we are very excited to announce a two-day international conference on child height and sanitation at the Delhi School of Economics, starting at 9:00am on Friday, August 2nd. If you are planning to come, please...Read More..
At rice, one of the threats to human development in India that we emphasize most is the effect of widespread open defecation on children’s growth and development – reflected most readily in height and stunting. The important connection between sanitation...Read More..
A recent blog post "How toilets are crucial to raising smarter kids in Cambodia" cites some of our work and raises an important question for policy-makers: shouldn't governments that invest in food and nutrition for children protect their investment by...Read More..
Today, March 15th 2013, would be the 200th birthday of John Snow. A pioneer of careful statistical thinking about health and disease, Snow helped stop a cholera outbreak in London by noticing its waterborne transmission: people who drank water from...Read More..
Today The Hindu published an opinion article about open defecation, child height, and the policy emergency of Indian sanitation: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-long-and-short-of-open-defecation/article4505664.ece...Read More..
Check out two recent posts on the Ideas for India blog! Dean proposes that the "height gap" between Indian and African children may be due to a "toilet gap," that is relatively poor sanitation coverage in India, and Diane writes...Read More..
The sanitaiton and stunting international decomposition paper has been released as a World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, and Dean has written a guest blog post about it at Development Impact: The toilet gap: How much of differences across developing...Read More..
We've just added two new working papers to rice's research tab. The first, by Diane Coffey, Reetika Khera, and Dean Spears, "Women's status and children's height in India: Evidence from joint rural households" examines joint rural households in India to...Read More..