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Rethinking the ways of measuring women’s work in India

The labour market statistics that measure women’s labour are a critical foundation for effective policy design and ecosystem interventions to advance women’s economic empowerment. As per current measurements, India’s female labour force participation rate stands at approximately 30%. However, the methodologies that lead to this figure are underpinned by a

Democratising HIV Care

Democratising HIV Care

By addressing the feedback of key populations [people living with HIV (PLHIV), female sex workers (FSW), men who have sex with men (MSM), transgenders (TG) and youth] with changes in healthcare systems, the Community-Led Monitoring programme aims to improve HIV service delivery across 14 districts in Telangana, Maharashtra and Delhi.

Enhancing the Quality of Maternal Healthcare in India

Quality in maternal healthcare is defined as the degree to which the maternal and newborn health services can be considered to be safe, effective, timely, efficient, equitable and people-centred. Integration of quality of care across the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period is essential to improve healthcare outcomes of mothers and

Leveraging Digital Health to Accelerate Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

In recent years, India has made considerable progress in its maternal and child health indicators and reduced IMR and MMR by a considerable fraction. Frontline workers like ASHA and ANM have played a central role by improving accessibility, generating awareness and enhancing utilisation of ANC and PNC services.However, there exist

Union Budget 2023: Many Steps in the Right Direction

Development is top of mind for the government. We think that there are several aspects of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s February 1st Budget 2023 speech that are encouraging for the development sector. Three of the four areas that the government is focused on for the next 25 years as India

Understanding Mental Health Determinants in India

Decoding what causes diseases requires a deeper understanding of the underlying factors or determinants which affect health. These determinants do not operate in silos and interact with other factors, cumulatively driving health outcomes. Mental health is a complex issue and, much like health, is caused by a complex interplay of

Decoding Women's Unpaid Labour with Dr Sona Mitra

Decoding Women’s Unpaid Labour with Dr Sona Mitra

    According to PLFS 2021, a staggering 80% of women attribute their absence from the labour force to being engaged in domestic duties, making the unpaid labour economy a central theme for the discourse on women’s economic participation in India. In this podcast episode, we try to understand the

Decoding Gender Data Gaps with Mitali Nikore

In this episode, we discuss gaps in gender-disaggregated data at the national level, and their impact on solution design to improve female labour force participation, with economist Mitali Nikore.

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