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.
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
On 21st November, the sector expert consultation on poverty was organized at Amar Clark, Jaipur. The consultation was aimed to identify the most important interventions and ideas for alleviating poverty and improving the socio-economic sector of Rajasthan State. A total of 32 sector experts participated in the consultation.