Category: Insights

Air Pollution, Health, and the Economy

In 2019, air pollution contributed to 12% of deaths worldwide, roughly 7 million people. In India, nearly 18% of all deaths — around 1.7 million people — were caused by air pollution, no surprise given the country has the highest levels of PM2.5 in the world. How does the air get polluted? Taken as a […]

Crimes Against Bihar’s Vulnerable Communities Soar

Date of Release: October 22nd, 2015 Published in: India Spend An inadequate police force is struggling to cope with a rising crime graph against Bihar’s vulnerable communities. Bihar has seen a 20-fold increase in crime against children–from 115 in 2005 to 2255 in 2014–over the past 10 years, according to data released by National Crime […]

Digitizing Government Offices for Improving Execution: Notes from Rampur village

The current government has launched a variety of schemes for the development of poor and rural communities. An expansive marketing strategy based on an adroit usage of social media has made the common man aware of these schemes. While every government frames policies after serious contemplation, the real challenge lies in their implementation. An increase […]