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Evidence Review: COVID-19 Recovery in South Asian Urban Informal Settlements
This evidence review highlights local responses, grassroots efforts, and challenges around COVID-19 recovery within urban informal settlements in South Asia. It focuses on specific examples from Karachi, Pakistan and Mumbai, India to inform policy responses for COVID-19 recovery and future…
What Covid-19 responses in urban India can teach us about community engagement
When Covid-19 broke out in India, Janbhagidari - which translates to community engagement - was adopted by Civil Society Organisations…
Building preparedness against future COVID-19 waves in India
This blog argues that India and countries across the world need to implement short-term measures for immediate pandemic relief, but…
Indian government failed to prepare for deadly second Covid wave and must act for future prevention
Researchers recommend that in the short-term, local and national government in India should focus on immediate relief, provision of critical…
2nd July 2021
Key Considerations: India’s Deadly Second COVID-19 Wave: Addressing Impacts and Building Preparedness Against Future Waves hi
A rapid social science review and analysis of the second wave of COVID-19 in India.
Urgent call for basic human rights and services to be protected for India’s poorest during Covid
Lessons from India’s first wave must inform swift action and recovery planning to save lives according to researchers.
14th May 2021
Smart Cities and COVID-19: Implications for Data Ecosystems from Lessons Learned in India arnehibn
Best data practice recommendations for the use of technology for surveillance, fact-checking and coordinated control during crisis or emergency response.
COVID-19: Impacts of the Pandemic on Vulnerable Communities in India guhi
How have existing inequalities and vulnerabilities affected India’s response?
COVID-19 and pastoralism: reflections from three continents
How have COVID-19 disease control measures affected mobility and production practices, marketing opportunities, land control, labour relations, local community support and socio-political relations with the state and other settled agrarian or urban populations? This article reflects on five diverse cases…
In-Focus: COVID-19, Uncertainty, Vulnerability and Recovery in India guhi
How COVID-19 has intersected with and multiplied existing uncertainties faced by different vulnerable groups and communities in India
Health Shocks and Coping Strategies. State Health Insurance Scheme of Andhra Pradesh, India
The objectives of the study are three-fold: to investigate who are vulnerable to welfare loss from health shocks, what are the household responses to cope with the economic burden of health shocks and if policy responses like state health insurance…
Is the Health System Response Out of Sync with the Demands of the Islanders in the Indian Sundarbans?
Five years ago, a mid-summer nightmare named Aila crashed on the Sundarbans with murderous fury and wreaked destruction beyond repair. On May 25, 2009 the tropical cyclone hit the Sundarbans in India and Bangladesh with a wind speed of 110…