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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Like its predecessors, Narendra Modi’s sanitation programme is struggling | Nikhil and Aashish’s op-ed in LiveMint
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..
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..