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Andhra Pradesh Priorities explores the merits and pitfalls of different solutions for Andhra Pradesh, covering themes related to poverty, health, education, the environment, and many others.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Maternal & Child Health, Shariff

India figures amongst the highest prevalence of neonatal mortality in the world, with about 0.75 million neonates dying every year. Additionally, more than 659,000 new-born babies die every year in India. India also accounts for twenty percent of all maternal deaths worldwide, with more than 150 women dying each day due to preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Early Warning System, Golub

The current study looks into the cost of strengthening village implementation of the states’ EWS by building awareness among communities to act upon the warnings to mitigate the losses. This study has focused on "preventable damage" which is limited by prevention of loss of human lives, injuries, loss of livestock and mitigation of property loss. Further it is assumed that there is 12 hours lead time for the warning.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Public Transport, ILFS

This study is an attempt to test alternative options to examine development of comprehensive green urban mass transport network to reduce emphasis on low-capacity private modes, such as cars and motorcycles, and significantly bring down their share in passenger traffic to 20 percent by 2052. The two interventions analysed are Metro with Feeder Network and Dedicated Bus corridor with Electric Public Transport.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Energy Distribution, ILFS

This research paper aims to evaluate options to enhance energy efficiency in AP – specifically in power distribution and agriculture irrigation pumping. The two interventions analysed are High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS): Conversion of low tension lines feeding agriculture consumers to HVDS and HVDS and Energy Efficient Pumpsets (EEPS): Intervention 1 plus replacement of inefficient pump sets with efficient ones.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Poverty, Sulaiman

This paper analyses the evidence on the necessity of subsidies for increasing uptake of crop insurance, and its potential impacts on farmers’ risk-taking ability and health benefit and second a graduation model that provides a potential avenue of expanding social protection for ultra-poor.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Outdoor Air Pollution, Bhattacharjya

The economic and social benefit-cost assessment undertaken in this study looks at two options of cleaner kiln technologies in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The two options involve improvement of existing Clamp Kilns and FCBTK to the Zig-Zag Kilns, and Vertical Shaft Brick Kilns (VSBK) technology.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Urban Infrastructure, ILFS

The aim of this study is to evaluate urban infrastructure investments towards meeting the challenge of improving water and sanitation services. The 3 interventions analysed are 24x7 piped water supply to 100 percent population in Vijayawada, Provision for sewerage for all households in Vijayawada with 100 percent collection and treatment of wastewater and third, 100 percent door-to door collection, processing and treatment of solid waste.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Crime & Violence, Raghavendran

This paper examines two successful interventions to address IPV in South Africa and Uganda and assesses potential benefit to cost if these interventions were implemented in Andhra Pradesh.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Agriculture, Mittal

For the state of Andhra Pradesh the identified three interventions for analysis are: 1) Improving the availability of certified seeds; 2) Improving mechanization through custom hiring services, and; 3) Improving the extension services in the state through the use of modern ICT tools.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Digitisation, Digital Empowerment Foundation

This study examines the costs and benefits of 2 interventions. First, connecting rural households to NOFN and second, linking the last group of unconnected MGNREGA workers to the Aadhaar scheme.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Water Resource Management, Kumar

Rayalaseema region (rain-shadow zone) in Andhra Pradesh state is a hot and dry region experiencing frequent meteorological droughts. This region has only about 30% of the cropped area irrigated, and rest of it is dependent on rain-fed cultivation, which is susceptible to the vagaries of monsoon. The region is socio-economically relatively backward and has poor water security.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Education, Sunay Policy Advisory

The first three in this study are teaching at the right level, computer assisted learning at the right level and performance-based incentives to teachers that are very cost-effective, evidence backed approaches to addressing declining student-learning outcomes in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The other two interventions are those that are given greater prominence after the enactment of the Right to Education Act. These interventions are expanding the in-service training of teachers and reducing the pupil-teacher ratios.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Indoor Air Pollution, Larsen

This study evaluates the benefits and costs of three interventions affecting household air pollution caused by the use of solid fuels for cooking. The interventions studied are Promotion of improved biomass cookstoves, Free provision of LPG connection to poor households and A 50% reduction of subsidies to LPG fuel. Benefits and costs are presented as a ratio of annualized benefits and annualized costs (benefit-cost ratios) over the expected useful life of each intervention.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Energy Storage, Bandyopadhyay

This study analyses the benefits and costs from TES applications in commercial buildings for two technological applications (with ice and hybrid salt as phase change materials respectively) in the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) in an ex-ante situation when the technology is yet to be widely applied in commercial buildings. It is an ex-ante study that has been estimated for a period of 15 years.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Adolescents, IIHMR

In this study, the authors have analysed three key issues affecting the development of adolescents in Andhra Pradesh – high rate of child marriage, widespread anaemia among adolescent girls and mental health disorders.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Health Systems, IIHMR

Indian healthcare sector has evolved both in terms of quality and quantity overtime. This sector has a vital role in both the wellbeing of the community and the development of the nation. Overall performance of the healthcare sector in India is considerably below international benchmarks.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Non-Communicable Diseases, Seshadri

India is currently undergoing an epidemiological transition, with rising morbidity and mortality due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The World Health Organization (2014), based on Global Status Report on Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs) data, reported that NCDs account for more than 5.87 million or about 60% of all deaths in India.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Child Marriage, Mithal

Child marriage is defined by India’s Child Marriage Prohibition Act 2006 as the marriage of girls under 18 years of age, and marriage of boys below 21 years of age. Although efforts to reduce child marriage in India have sharply accelerated over the past two decades, raising the median age of marriage of both girls and boys to over 18, the country still accounts for close to 40% of the world’s child marriages with one-in-five girls married before the age of 15.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Nutrition, Subramanian

India is the home of largest number of undernourished children in the world (World Bank 2005). In 2005–06, nearly half of all children under 5 years of age in India were stunted and 43 per cent were underweight (International Institute for Population Sciences 2007). Although recently released NFHS-4 reports a decline in undernutrition (35.7 per cent) and stunting (38.4 per cent), the proportion of children who exhibit wasting has increased over time (from 20 per cent to 21 per cent).

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Skills, Sunay Policy Advisory

In Andhra Pradesh between 2017-2022 about 21 lakh individuals are expected to join the state’s workforce, with more than 97 percent of them being either totally or partially unskilled (National Skills Development Corporation). The demand of individuals on the other hand would increase in a way where Andhra Pradesh would need to skill about 50 percent of its workforce entering the labour market by 2022.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Social Housing, Kundu

This study tries to bring in empirical evidence in the context of alternative perspectives, based on an evaluation of three centrally sponsored verticals viz. Beneficiary-led Construction or enhancement (BLC) (individual led), Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) (private developers led) and In-situ Slum Redevelopment (ISSR) (public private partnership and community engagement) launched under Housing for All by 2022 - Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban (PMAY U). The idea is also to propose the re-allocation of funds available under PMAY U across verticals so as to maximize the impact on social welfare.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Trade, Palit

The paper analyses feasibility of three policy interventions for implementation in Andhra Pradesh for enhancing the competitiveness of its exports. Connecting to the ongoing coastal economic development strategy of the ‘Sagarmala’ project of Government of India, the interventions include development of an export-oriented apparel park; modernizing an existing port and linking it deeper to hinterland; and establishing facilities for certifying quality standards of seafood exports.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Tuberculosis, Arinaminpathy

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health challenge, and in 2016 India accounted for over a quarter of estimated TB incidence and over a fifth of estimated TB mortality worldwide, the highest burden of any country (WHO, 2017). Prime Minister Modi recently set the goal of ending tuberculosis by 2025, five years earlier than the world committed in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Ease of Doing Business, Pahle India Foundation

The interventions proposed to improve the land records management system in Andhra Pradesh in this study are (a) completion of survey/resurvey activities, and (b) digitisation of cadastral maps.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Farmer Distress, Banik

Agriculture and allied sectors in India account for 14% of GDP and were a source of livelihood for 58% of the population for the fiscal year 2016-17 (Central Statistics Office, Government of India, 2016). This paper seeks to research on the reasons for farmer distress in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and research on the interventions for alleviating the distress.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Water & Sanitation, Larsen

Diarrheal disease caused nearly 1.7 million deaths globally in 2016. Nearly 0.8 million of these deaths occurred in India of which 90% were due to unsafe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene according to estimates by the Global Burden of Disease 2016 (GBD 2016).

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Maternal & Child Health, Shariff

India figures amongst the highest prevalence of neonatal mortality in the world, with about 0.75 million neonates dying every year. Additionally, more than 659,000 new-born babies die every year in India. India also accounts for twenty percent of all maternal deaths worldwide, with more than 150 women dying each day due to preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

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Andhra Pradesh Priorities: Early Childhood Development, Shariff

This study aims to address the issues of quality of education and enrolment ratios in preschool education offered by AWCs in Andhra Pradesh (AP). Cost-benefit analysis of two interventions: i) a conditional cash incentive to induce uptake of PSE services for 4 year olds at AWCs and, ii) improving quality of pre-school education at AWCs by hiring external teaching inputs from localized organizations specializing in early childhood development has been undertaken in this study.

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