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Nidhi Khurana

Research Fellow

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Nidhi has a masters in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics. Before joining r.i.c.e., she worked with the Navjyoti India Foundation and the Eawag Aquatic Research.  She has traveled to many parts of rural North India to document issues related to human development, most recently to manage r.i.c.e.’s SQUAT survey in 2013-14.  Her research interests include social stratification based on caste, education as an economic and social good, gender and socialization.

See Nidhi’s CV here.

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Release of r.i.c.e and Accountability Initiative's research study "Changes in open defecation in rural north India: 2014-2018."

By Nazar Khalid, on January 17th, 2019

[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. TheRead More..

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Working paper & Launch - 'Changes in open defecation in rural north India: 2014 - 2018'

By Aashish Gupta, on January 7th, 2019

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. ItRead More..

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Rukmini S: Why Swachh Bharat Abhiyan matters for India’s children

By Dean Spears, on December 7th, 2018

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 childrenRead More..

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Two photo essays that explain the broken market of faecal sludge management

By Nikhil Srivastav, on December 1st, 2018

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: ARead More..

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Local social inequality, economic inequality, and disparities in child height in India

By Diane Coffey, on January 10th, 2019

This paper investigates disparities in child height — an important marker of population-level health — among population groups in rural India.  India is an informative context in which to study processes of health disparities because there is wide heterogeneity inRead More..

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Changes in open defecation in rural north India: 2014 – 2018

By admin, on January 4th, 2019

The paper reports on two surveys. The first survey visited rural Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh in late 2018. It collected data on 9,812 people and interviewed 156 local government officials. The second survey, in Udaipur district, visitedRead More..

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Experiences and Perceptions of Discrimination among Dalits and Muslims

By Payal Hathi, on October 25th, 2018

Through the use of new survey data, the experiences and perceptions of discrimination among Dalits and Muslims have been quantified. One important result is that many respondents report experiencing discrimination at school and in interactions with government officials. These resultsRead More..

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Child height in India: Facts and Interpretations from the NFHS-4, 2015-16

By Diane Coffey, on August 7th, 2018

An analysis of child height-for-age using the newly released data from the National Family Health Survey-4 indicates that the average child height increased by about four-tenths of a height-for-age standard deviation between 2005 and 2015. Although important, this increase isRead More..