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..
The 2018 Rural Sanitation Survey visited 1,558 households, and interviewed 156 local government officials, in rural Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh in late 2018. This survey sheds light on what the SBM did, and on changes in open...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..
- Topics: Social inequalities
One of r.i.c.e’s recent projects is SARI: a phone survey for Social Attitudes Research in India. A series of papers and other writings by Diane, Amit, Payal, Nazar, Nidhi, and the SARI team have shown that it is possible to...Read More..
- Topics: Social inequalities
This week, a new paper by the SARI team came out in the Economic & Political Weekly. Here's the abstract: Through the use of new survey data, the experiences and perceptions of discrimination among Dalits and Muslims have been quantified....Read More..
William Nordhaus has won a share of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contribution to climate economics. In this post from Ideas for India, Dean Spears discusses Nordhaus’ work and its implications for India. He contends that India...Read More..
Starting in 2016, we began Social Attitudes Research, India (SARI), a mobile phone survey collecting data from representative samples of adults in various states across India on people’s attitudes towards social issues such as reservations, intercaste and interreligious marriage, women...Read More..
Please check out the Research page to read Dean and my new paper on child height using the NFHS-4 data. It was just published in the journal Economic & Political Weekly on August 4th. We discuss the improvements in child...Read More..
- Topics: Social inequality
We are glad you are interested in the Social Attitudes Research, India (SARI) data! Before downloading the data, please share your name, email address, and occupation. This will allow us to email you with future updates about new data, and...Read More..
The Swacch Bharat Mission Grameen recently launched an advertisement campaign video with Hindi movie stars Bhumi Pednekar and Akshay Kumar. In the video the actors educate viewers about how twin pit latrines work. The ad also teaches viewers how the...Read More..
In last few decades, India has seen a declining household per capita average calorie consumption. This throws a puzzle, as over the same time people in India have gotten richer. Dean and Josephine investigate how India’s improving disease environment can...Read More..
In this short interview, Dean talks to the IDS about what motivated him and Diane to write their book “Where India Goes: Abandoned toilets, stunted development, and the cost of caste.” While the book addresses the puzzle of widespread open...Read More..
The American Economic Association is featuring a graph from Mike and Dean's paper "Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality" as their chart of the week: see it here!...Read More..
“Policy advice is not just a question of evidence and values, it also requires thinking politically.”
Ashok Kotwal interviews Jean Drèze in Ideas for India....Read More..