Doctor shortage, poor infrastructure, long wait times (especially for women), high diagnostic costs and extensive travel for treatment…all of these results in avoidable deaths and high mortality rate in rural India. According to the Lancet (2015), more than 2,000 primary health centers in India were operated without a doctor and more than 5,000 have no pharmacist.
Over the last year or so we have been doing some work exploring how the Indian seed sector might contribute to African agriculture, boosting productivity and assisting in particular smaller, poorer farmers.
Research Director of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre Professor Kunal Sen has published a new book: Out of the Shadows?
1,200 fishermen describe themselves as slaves. They are all in debt to money lenders. UN reports.
Lawrence Haddad presents findings from their latest publication “Maharashtra’s Child Stunting Declines: What has Driven Them?”.
Andhra Pradesh coastal area belt is infamous for trafficking and sex trade.
A rather common question asked amongst Indians on being acquainted with one another is regarding their “native place”.
Children working is a common sight in India – young girls carrying water and/or washing utensils…
Malnutrition has not improved even with high growth, poverty reduction and human development.
Ashley Kuchanny, IDS alumni ambassador for the UK, reports on the IDS Impact Evaluation Design course.