Migration, Gender, and Home Economics in Rural North India 

Dinesh K. Nauriyal, Nalin Singh Negi, and Rahul K. Gairola[1], Routledge Chandrika Arya[1] [1] Senior Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi,   E-mail: chandrikaarya18@gmail.com. [1] Oxon and New York: Routledge 2020, ISBN: 978-0-429-26183-1(e-book) Title: Migration, Gender, and Home Economics in Rural North India  Author(s): Chandrika Arya Issue Date: October 9, 2023 Publisher: […]

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Perception of Youth on Domestic Violence

The problem of today’s society is that the people who, if not a victim of a particular kind of injustice, seem to turn a blind eye to the continuing crimes in society, one of the most serious of which includes domestic violence against women. Over the years, women from various backgrounds have been facing gender-based violence, especially in a country like India. Though domestic violence does not exclusively refer to wife-beating or emotional abuse on the wives by their husbands or in-laws, statistically the percentage of women being the victims of such kind of violence is higher. Certain sections of the youth can be characterized to be politically aware of the continuation of such heinous crimes in society to date and scorn upon it. However, some are not aware or sensitive to such problems as such or believe that the wives are responsible for the violence inflicted upon them. This article basically discusses the perceptions of such kinds of people and briefly throws light upon the significance of their understanding of the problem through a sympathetic perspective. This article is based on primary and secondary research.

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Fishery Trade in the Trap of Pirates of the Sea

The fishery sector contributes a significant role in national income and its growth in the recent past also witnessed impressive outcomes. However, the fishery trade is facing some prominent encounters in terms of illicit, unregulated, and unreported trading hampering the sector. The present article highlights the concerns related to the above-mentioned encounters and suggests transparency should be ensured via proper mechanisms and legislative structures that will regulate fishery laws and policies.

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Key Pathways to Developing a Participatory Theory of Change forSystem Change Tracking: A practice-oriented toolkit for enabling an evaluation culture

The paper demonstrates how a Theory of Change (ToC) could be developed in a participatory process, creating the space for capturing diversity and contextualities within a program and contributing to building a collaborative ecosystem to drive systemic change, through a case study. The process that evolved in building this ToC can be useful for other organizations with similar impact objectives and in similar contexts. The paper shows that a focussed, participatory-consultative approach led by self-reflection and engagement with various stakeholders and their needs, can help address power differentials between funders and the implementing partners of development programs.

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PP-Bridging Women, Peace & Security with Feminist Foreign Policy

Bridging Women, Peace & Security with Feminist Foreign Policy

The introduction of feminism as an ideology in the study of international relations and foreign policy seeks to challenge the notions of power, security, conflict, and sovereignty, which are traditionally masculine. Theorizing the importance of peace, security, and gender justice for the execution of feminist foreign policy requires questioning stereotypical constructions of masculinity and femininity in relation to significant sites of power and leadership, the dismantling of gender binaries that are present in states’ international behavior, the focus on women as a universal category, and the reproduction of intersectional relations in foreign policy practice. In light of this, this paper tries to follow up with some recent updates and deliberations as regards FFP.

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PP-The State of Indian Statistical System Evolution and Challenges

The State of the Indian Statistical System: Evolution and Challenges

The system of official economic statistics in India has undergone myriad changes since Independence. There have been various developments in its administrative structures and changing levels of focus on different economic sectors. The types of datasets available for these sectors have been ever-evolving and undergo dynamic changes owing to real-time measurement and analysis using ICT. Using this sector-wise classification of Agriculture, Industries, and Services, and also including the unorganized and informal sectors, the paper explores India’s structure of economic statistics.

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I-COVID-19 and Healthcare in India Call for Building up System-Level Resilience

COVID-19 and Healthcare in India: Call for Building up System Level Resilience

Vinita Chandra[1], Shail Shankar[2] [1] Associate Professor, Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT (BHU), Varanasi vinitachandra.hss@iitbhu.ac.in [2] Assistant Professor, Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT (BHU), Varanasi shailshankar.hss@iitbhu.ac.in Title: COVID-19 and Healthcare in India: Call for Building up System Level Resilience Author(s): Vinita Chandra, Shail Shankar Keywords: COVID-19; Health; Public Health; Healthcare; Resilience Issue Date: October 8, […]

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Aspirational District Program Data Insights

Aspirational Districts Programme: Data-Driven Catalysis of Grassroots Socio-Economic Improvement

India’s Prime Minister launched the Aspirational Districts Program (ADP) in January 2018. The program covers 112 districts across the country that have historically lagged on socio-economic parameters. This is the first time that a program of this size and scale has been launched by the government with the objective of accelerating progress through improved data-driven governance, robust monitoring, making development a mass movement, working as Team India (Centre and States), and collaborating with stakeholders outside the government. Instead of a large infusion of funds, the program’s emphasis is on better governance for improving outcomes. Forty-nine Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) have been identified under the ADP across 5 sectors. The results are for all to see. A comparison between the Aspirational Districts (ADs) and their counterparts by an independent UNDP Study undertaken in 2021 found that ADs have outperformed non-ADs. In January 2023, the Aspirational Blocks Program was launched to replicate the success of the ADP template across 500 relatively underdeveloped blocks in the country.

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I-Documenting Global Best Practices of Monitoring & Evaluation Using Technological Tools

Documenting Global Best Practices of Monitoring & Evaluation Using Technological Tools

This study delved into the realm of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) using technological tools, elucidating its significance and exploring innovative approaches. M&E emerged as a systematic process for assessing program efficacy and impact through data scrutiny, while also emphasizing the importance of documenting global best practices. These practices not only provide a roadmap for better decision-making but also foster transparency, accountability, knowledge sharing, and the creation of a robust knowledge base. While technology has revolutionized M&E, it comes with limitations such as accessibility, data security, technical expertise, cultural barriers, and bias. However, innovations like crowdsourcing, real-time reporting, mobile data collection, and outcome harvesting have reshaped the landscape. This study underscores the transformative potential of technological tools in refining M&E practices on a global scale.

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Editors’ Note

Impact and Policy Research Review (IPRR) | e-ISSN: 2583-3464Volume 1, Issue 2 (July to December 2022) Right from its inception in 2022, the Impact and Policy Research Review has aimed to promote scientific research for broadening the understanding of the processes of development. The articles use a blend of theory and data analysis to understand […]

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