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For those uninitiated into the world of police budgets, we have put together a primer to understand the various aspects of police expenditure at the Union level. We also present a comparison of the expenditure under various heads between the actuals of 2019-20, revised expenditure of 2020-21, and bu...
IDFC Institute carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 seroprevalence study in Karnataka based on data collected from a representative sample of households in 20 districts in the state from mid-June through August 2020. It found that the state alone has 31.5 million COVID cases, with 44% of rural citiz...
Ashwin MB +, Rajeswari Parasa, Sneha P   Introduction    The strict national lockdown from March 24th disrupted the economy and worsened the pre-existing socio-economic vulnerabilities of the informal workforce. India saw a precipitous rise in unemployment rates - from 8...
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  • 29 April, 2021
    Status Quo of Spatial Datasets of Health Facilities in India
    Highlights of recent additions in the public domain   Important healthcare data like locations of health facilities should be geotagged and publicly accessible. This encourages reuse of data for innovation, i.e. research, developing new services and tools, or improving evidence-based policies...
  • 22 March, 2021
    The Indian COVID-19 Alliance (TICA) | Allocation Track
        Go to Project Page     Prioritising vaccines to people who need them the most is very important. There may be limits to vaccine supply due to manufacturing constraints as well as distribution constraints. It is important then to direct the distribution of vaccines towa...
  • 22 March, 2021
    The Indian COVID-19 Alliance (TICA) | Financing Track
        Go to Project Page     Financing the COVID-19 vaccination campaign The Indian COVID Alliance’s (TICA) Financing Track outlines the allocations of funds set aside by the Central Government to detail what percentage of the adult population in India can be successful...
  • 22 March, 2021
    The Indian COVID-19 Alliance (TICA) | Communications Track
        Go to Project Page   Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been an excess of information and misinformation in what WHO called an “infodemic. ”. We have learned the hard way that information alone does not result in tangible behavior change even when the stakes ...
  • 12 March, 2021
    PARIMAL — an institutional platform for evidence-based research in policing
    The Madhya Pradesh Police (MPP) launched the Pracademic Action Research Initiative (with) Multidisciplinary Approach Lab (PARIMAL) in March 2021. The Lab is a collaborative initiative under MPP’s DG Research and Policy Cell, with IDFC Institute as a principal partner. ‘Pracademics’ can be refe...
  • 08 March, 2021
    The Indian COVID-19 Alliance (TICA) | Distribution Track
        Go to Project Page     India’s COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign - Distribution Preparedness With a vaccine sector valued at ~Rs. 9500 Crore (USD 1.2 Billion) in 2020 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 18% year on year, India is a global leader in vaccine manufacturing a...
  • 17 February, 2021
    Budget 2021-22: A Boost to Affordable Housing, Urban Public Health, and Transportation
    This year’s budget witnessed some important shifts in affordable housing, urban sanitation and public health, and transportation.    Affordable Housing   The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on urban issues such as inadequate housing, poor waste management and sanitation, lack o...
  • 11 February, 2021
    Financing Institutions is Crucial for the Digital economy
    COVID-19 has forced us to reckon with the rapidly changing nature of governance. It has highlighted the need for judicious deployment of technological tools and frameworks in multiple areas -- from crisis response to benefits delivery and tracking. Governments will have to look at setting up the rig...
  • 04 February, 2021
    Overview of expenditure on police | Union Budget 2021-22
    For those uninitiated into the world of police budgets, we have put together a primer to understand the various aspects of police expenditure at the Union level. We also present a comparison of the expenditure under various heads between the actuals of 2019-20, revised expenditure of 2020-21, and bu...
  • 18 January, 2021
    Indian cities in the post-pandemic world
    The COVID-19 pandemic’s economic and public health shocks highlighted many long-running issues in India’s urban areas - from unmanaged population density and overcrowded public transportation systems to pollution and lack of sanitation. However, the many predictions during the pandemic abou...
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