Recent posts: Special Articles

Sustainable Tourism At Lonar Lake In Maharashtra: A Geopark Approach

Archana Mishra[1] and Rekha Maitra[2] [1] Assistant Professor, Jai Hind College (Autonomous), MumbaiEmail: archana.mishra@jaihindcollege.edu.in [2] PGT-Tourism, GD Goenka School, East DelhiEmail: rekhavmaitra@gmail.com Title: Sustainable Tourism At Lonar Lake In Maharashtra: A Geopark ApproachAuthor(s):Archana Mishra and Rekha MaitraKeywords:Geo Park, tourism, Sustainability, biodiversity, conservation, ecotourism, local community, smart tourism.Issue Date:21 February 2024Publisher:IMPRI ...
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Community Participation in Rural Healthcare System: A Narrative Review

Manoranjan Mohapatra[1] [1] Research Investigator, Population Research Centre, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar Email: manoranjanmohapatra.jnu@gmail.com Title: Community Participation in Rural Healthcare System: A Narrative ReviewAuthor(s):Manoranjan MohapatraKeywords:community participation, community involvement, rural health care system, health structureIssue Date:15 February 2024Publisher:IMPRI Impact and Policy Research InstituteAbstract:Community participation is one of the important components of the health systemafter the ...
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Women Reservation Act, 2023 and Participation of Womenin the Electoral Politics of India

Vibhuti Patel[1] [1] Visiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRIEmail: vibhuti.np@gmail.com Title: Women Reservation Act, 2023 and Participation of Womenin the Electoral Politics of IndiaAuthor(s):Vibhuti PatelKeywords:Electoral empowerment, Capacity building, Gender-deficient democracy, Women’s electoral participation, Women Reservation Act, 2023Issue Date:15 February 2024Publisher:IMPRI Impact and Policy Research InstituteAbstract:Gender-deficient democracy is a result of a number ...
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Estimation of Regional Economic Accounts at the City Level: Studying the Case of City GDP for Thane

Arjun Kumar[1] Sameer Unhale[2], Soumyadip Chattopadhyay[3], and Anshula Mehta[4] [1] Director IMPRI [2] Joint Commissioner, Department of Municipal Administration, Government of Maharashtra; Urban Practitioner; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI [3] Associate Professor Professor at the Department of Economics and Politics, Visva Bharati University and Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI [4] Researcher, IMPRI Title: Estimation ...
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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 ...
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Recent Posts: Insights

Question of Delimitation: New Parliament Building and Old Regional Fault Lines

Amod Moharil[1] [1] PhD student at Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay.Email: amod.moharil@iitb.ac.in Title: Question of Delimitation: New Parliament Building and Old Regional Fault LinesAuthor(s):Amod MoharilKeywords:Delimitation, New Parliament, FederalismIssue Date:15 February 2024Publisher:IMPRI Impact and Policy Research InstituteAbstract:As the year 2026 approaches, the question of delimitation will become more ...
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India’s Energy Security and Renewable energy Sector Growth: How far India reached till now?

Aditi[1] [1] Research Scholar, Dept. of HSS, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, BiharEmail: Aditi.phs17@iitp.ac.in Title: India’s Energy Security and Renewable energy Sector Growth: How far India reached till now?Author(s):AditiKeywords:Energy security, Renewable energy generation, Government programs and incentivesIssue Date:February15, 2024Publisher:IMPRI Impact and Policy Research InstituteAbstract:Energy is at the heart of Climate ...
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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 ResilienceAuthor(s):Vinita Chandra, Shail ShankarKeywords:COVID-19; Health; Public Health; Healthcare; ResilienceIssue Date:October 8, 2023Publisher:IMPRI ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Recent Posts: Policy Perspectives

Assessing the Impact of Kanyashree Prakalpa on the Social Development of West Bengal

Joy Karmakar[1] [1] Lecturer, Serampore College, Hooghly, IndiaJoykarmakar49@gmail.com Title: Assessing the Impact of Kanyashree Prakalpa on the Social Development of West BengalAuthor(s):Joy KarmakarKeywords:Child Marriage, Kanyashree, Social Development, Conditional Cash TransferIssue Date:24 February 2024Publisher:IMPRI Impact and Policy Research InstituteAbstract:Introduced by the West Bengal government in 2012, Kanyashree Prakalpa (KP) is unique. ...
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The Need And Implications Of A Tobacco Awareness Programme: Under the directives of the COTPA (Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Act) of 2003 and Tobacco Free Youth Campaign of 2023

Apoorv Agrawal[1] [1] Bihar Institute of Economic Studies, & Mayo College, AjmerEmail: Apoorvag2414@gmail.com Title: The Need And Implications Of A Tobacco Awareness Programme: Under the directives of the COTPA (Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Act) of 2003 and Tobacco Free Youth Campaign of 2023Author(s):Apoorv AgarwalKeywords:GATS (Global Adult Tobacco Survey) NTCP ...
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Policy as a Discourse: An Exploration of Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulations in India

Suparba Sil[1] [1] Suparba Sil is a doctoral candidate at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.Email: suparb81_ssh@jnu.ac.in Title: Policy as a Discourse: An Exploration of Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulations in IndiaAuthor(s):Suparba SilKeywords:Reproductive health, health policy, assisted reproductive technology, anticipatory governance, political ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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A Local Chronicle of the Smart City Enterprise: Case Study of New Town Kolkata, West Bengal, India

The Smart City Mission (SCM) in India is one of the highly publicized projects that focus on the ‘digital transformation’ of cities and towns across India. However, policy analysts and scholars have raised questions and concerns regarding such a transformation. The question is whether the SCM fulfills the pressing needs ...
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What Can Really Explain the Inter-state Variations in COVID-19 Outcomes in India?

The study investigates into the explanatory factors for the variation in COVID-19 infections and deaths reported in Indian states as on March 31, 2021. The analysis considered the following state-wise data: proportion of people living in cities with population density higher than 5,000 persons per sq. km, per capita public ...
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Beyond hard interventions: (Co)managing COVID wastes in urban peripheries

Solid Waste Management (SWM) is one of the most important public health services which is provided by the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across the globe. The key focus of this service is to manage the generated wastes from different sources. With the onset of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-COVID-19 ...
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