This compendium has eight long essays on governance challenges that have emerged in India in the wake of three waves of global Covid-19 pandemic.
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Working Paper Series
Towards a New Development Equilibrium among the Forest Dependent Adivasis of Central India — A Case for Agrarian Adaptive Skilling
In a homogenised imagination of human aspirations, development interventions replicate popular models, including intensive farming in Adivasi landscapes. In the process, they try to sedentarise and individualise Adivasi communities living in the forest peripheries. Even as modernisation remains an elusive target in most of the…
Changing Birth Practices in India: Oils, Oxytocin, and Obstetrics
Institutional births increased in India from 39% to 79% between 2005 and 2015. Drawing from 17 months of fieldwork, this article traces the shift from home to hospital births across three generations in a hamlet in Assam in Northeast India. Here, too, one finds that…
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Did the nation-wide implementation of e‑FMS in MGNREGS result in reduced expenditures? A re-examination of the evidence
This paper revisits a part of the analysis by Banerjee et al. (2020), in which they examine the consequences of the nation-wide scale up of reforms to the funds management system (e‑FMS) in India’s national workfare programme, using a two-way fixed effects specification. They report…
Research and Collaboration
It is a case of the promises of and challenges facing the realisation of “energy democracy” — the idea that distributed renewable energy systems have the potential to democratise the economy and society, says Manu V Mathai, Faculty member, Azim Premji University.
Seema Purushothaman and Raghavendra S Vanjari, Faculty members, Azim Premji University, present the impact of land acquisition for the Bengaluru International Airport on the agropastoral communities of Devanahalli.
Mrinalini Jha and Rahul Lahoti investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on income levels, poverty, and inequality in both the immediate aftermath and during the long uneven recovery till December 2021 in India.
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