New research by Munshi Sulaiman, Research Director of Save the Children International, with Michael Murigi of the University of Sydney, analytically weighs up the costs and benefits of two poverty alleviation interventions: subsidised crop insurance for farmers, and graduation schemes for the ultra-poor.
Research by Professor Nilanjan Banik from Bennett University, Greater Noida studied responses to farmer distress in Andhra Pradesh examined three of the most relevant policy interventions: farm loan waiver program; improving cold storage infrastructure; and expanding local food processing facilities.
New research on costs and benefits from housing policies is written by Amitabh Kundu, Distinguished Fellow at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries and Arjun Kumar, Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Development. Kundu examines three important policy interventions: Beneficiary-led Construction (BLC); the Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) scheme; and In-Situ Slum Redevelopment (ISSR).
Water and Sanitation
Nearly half of global deaths from diarrhoea occur in India – and most of these 800,000 annual deaths are due to a lack of clean drinking water and sanitation, according to a comprehensive global study. But what policies will do the most to help? New research by Bjorn Larsen, Environmental Economist, and Independent Consultant points the way.
Sector Expert Consultation
For Andhra Pradesh priorities, a consultation on poverty was organized covering the various challenges faced by different sections of the society. The consolation was held on 6th of July 2017 at the Civil Service Academy at Malulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderbrad. The discussion covered various issue contributing to poverty including livelihood, water and sanitation, agriculture and allied activities, malnutrition, open defecation, alternate energy access and health issues.