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Abusaleh Shariff

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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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Rajasthan 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. More than 659,000 newborn babies die every year in India – amongst the highest number of newborn deaths in the world. India also accounts for twenty percent of all maternal deaths worldwide, with more than 150 women dying in India each day due to preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

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Rajasthan Priorities: Early Childhood Development, Shariff

This study aims to address the issue of quality of education and enrolment ratios in preschool education offered by Anganwadi Centers (AWCs) in Rajasthan. 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.

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