Doing research? Spend more time with programme staff…

From Duncan’s blog covering the paper ‘Using Participatory Process Evaluation to Understand the Dynamics of Change in a Nutrition Education Programme’, by Andrea Cornwall While it is always interesting to hear about interesting approaches to data collection and analysis – and a lot of this feeds into thoughts/reactions I had while attending (by complete happenstance) the…

How Bharat squats

In this column for livemint, I disagree that in our sanitation policy, all we need to worry is about behaviour change communication. If we dont get our infrastructure right, little else is going to make sense. Many other poorer countries may have succeeded with little funds and pit-latrines, but the same has not worked for India…

A pro-poor agenda

India’s new Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has just unveiled his union budget – that in addition to continuing the policies of the previous government, pays heed to the poll promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party. There is plenty to analyse in this budget, but I want to draw attention to a possible boring, but…