July 21, 2021
Lessons from India’s Second Wave of COVID-19
This brief calls for the adoption of an evidence-based strategy to ensure timely and appropriate use of available control tools and policy measures.
April 22, 2021
Facial Recognition Technology in Law Enforcement in India: Concerns and Solutions
This paper outlines the use cases of facial recognition technologies in the Indian context and unpacks the technological and institutional aspects, with respect to the police, governing facial recognition technologies. It further gives short-term and...
October 15, 2020
Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in slums and non-slums of Mumbai, India, during June 29-July 19, 2020
Sero-surveillance provides estimates of antibody levels against infectious diseases and is considered the gold standard for measuring population immunity due to past infection or vaccination. This research estimates the seroprevalence of SARS CoV-2 (...
June 26, 2020
Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 among workers returning to Bihar gives snapshot of COVID across India
In light of the Indian lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many migrant workers fled from cities. This research tests the prevalence of the virus among returning laborers to Bihar as a snapshot across the country.
May 11, 2020
Kerala's strategies for Covid-19 response
This note comprehensively documents the policies and strategies that Kerala government adopted in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. As other states develop their own guidelines and responses, there are several lessons worth replicating from the co...
April 30, 2020
PM Garib Kalyan Yojana: Coverage, Identification and Implementation
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) is a relief package of Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore announced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme is built upon twelve different schemes already institutionalised by the government. It uses various channels to...
April 30, 2020
Indian state strategies for Covid-19 response
With Indian states developing their own guidelines and strategies for COVID-19 response, this note documents policy decisions and announcements of all Indian states (except Kerala), subject to its appearance in the public domain.