I am so pleased to announce the release of three new SARI datasets from Maharasthra, Jharkhand, and Bihar! You can download the data here after entering your name, email address, and occupation. Please join me in congratulating Payal, Nazar, and...Read More..
Dean, Diane, Sangita and Nikhil feature in a video project by Chandrakant Agame at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, as part of his work as the Literature Secretary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Anniversary Committee. In this video celebrating the...Read More..
Dean's new book on air pollution and climate change, "Air: Pollution, Climate Change, and India's Choice Between Policy and Pretence," is out! You can get a Kindle copy here and a print copy here. Please share it widely online and...Read More..
A new research paper by Diane, Payal and Dean that studies people's willingness to sacrifice to achieve climate mitigation is out now! Using representative data from round 2 of the Social Attitudes Research, India (SARI), this paper finds that people...Read More..
N-ISSUP publishes a short article on Diane’s research on neonatal mortality and facility birth in India
N-ISSUP, the online magazine of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, published a short article based on Diane’s paper “The association between neonatal death and facility birth in regions of India” published in the Demographic Research. The...Read More..
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgU4YqowiGA&feature=youtu.be[/embed] The Wire covered r.i.c.e’s new research on the persistence of solid fuel use despite increases in LPG ownership[report runs from 00 to 4:30 mins]. Here are some points covered in the bulletin: The Pradhanmantri Ujjawal Yojna is often presented...Read More..
Check out our new research study on the persistence of soild fuel use despite increases in LPG ownership!
Exposure to air pollution has important consequences for public health. Several studies have held that a major source of air pollution exposure in rural India is the use of solid fuels, such as dung cakes and wood, for cooking and...Read More..
Coercion, Construction, and ‘ODF Paper pe’ : Swachha Bharat According to Local Officials published in The India Forum
The India Forum- a Journal Magazine on Contemporary Issues published our article “ Coercion, Construction, and 'ODF Paper pe': Swachha Bharat According to Local Officials." This article is based on extensive qualitative interviews with government officials at the village and...Read More..
We are excited to announce that the data from our new survey on the status of rural sanitation and solid fuel use is publicly available now. The survey visited rural parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in...Read More..
Nazar was recently interviewed about the Swacch Bharat Mission on DW News Asia. It was great that he was able to publicize the results of the 2018 Survey of Rural Sanitation and Fuel Use on TV! Check out the news...Read More..
Reducing open defecation in rural India is an important human development goal, but at what cost? Read Sangita’s piece in Hindustan Times
Sangita’s article in Hindustan Times raises some pertinent questions about the ways in which the Swachh Bharat Mission has been implemented. She draws attention to the fact that the Mission’s success in getting latrines constructed and the subsequent decline in...Read More..
Dainik Bhaskar, a prominent Hindi newspaper, reports on our new research on changes in open defecation in India: 2014-2018.
The Dainik Bhaskar (DB), a prominent Hindi language newspaper, published a comprehensive report on r.i.c.e and Accountability Initiative of Centre for Policy Research's (CPR) new research on changes in open defecation in India: 2014-2018. We were thrilled that the DB...Read More..
Release of r.i.c.e and Accountability Initiative’s research study “Changes in open defecation in rural north India: 2014-2018.”
[gallery size="large" ids="29960,29959,29957"] r.i.c.e is delighted to share that the release of the new research study on "Changes in open defecation in rural north India: 2014-2018” was held at India Habitat Centre (IHC) on the 9th January 2018. The...Read More..
All of us at r.i.c.e. are excited to announce our new working paper, 'Changes in open defecation in rural north India: 2014 - 2018'. The paper documents the extent of open defecation in rural areas of four north Indian states. It...Read More..
Rukmini's article, published yesterday in LiveMint, contains some of the best data visualizations that I have seen from the NFHS-4. She also achieves the reasonable but rare step of emphasizing that many issues simultaneously are important: height among Indian children...Read More..
On World Toilet Day, the India Water Portal published two photo essays by Prof. Sharad Prasad and Prof Isha Ray. Prasad and Ray in their photo essays –Where there are no sewers: The Toilet Cleaners of Lucknow and When the pit fills up: A...Read More..