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Snapshot of Recent Research

  • South Asia Research Network (SARNET) on Employment and Social Protection for Inclusive Growth, a three year research and network programme being implemented by IHD in collaboration with UN-ESCAP and ILO, with support from IDRC. This programme is intended to identify ways of achieving the development priority of inclusive growth, or growth that produces good quality employment that can be increasingly accessed by the socially excluded sections.
  • Labour Market Inequality in Brazil and India, a three year project carried out by CEBRAP, São Paulo and the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, with support from IDRC. This study aims to draw up a comparison of the evolution of labour market patterns, and to identify the determinants of labour market inequality in Brazil and India. In addition, it would build South–South research collaboration by strengthening the interaction between the research communities in Brazil and India.
  • Food Security and Nutrition Outcomes in Tribal and Backward Areas sponsored by The World Bank, under the Population Health and Nutrition Research Program (PHN-RP) at IHD, looked into the dimensions of chronic food insecurity and nutritional outcomes and the role of public safety nets among indigenous populations in Jharkhand state, India
  • State Human Development Reports collaborating with provincial governments and the UNDP. Recently, IHD prepared the Second Delhi Human Development Report – Improving Lives, Promoting Inclusion released by the Vice-President of India in a high-profile policy event. IHD is currently engaged in preparation of the SHDRs of Assam, Jharkhand and Mizoram.
  • Poverty, inequality and violence in urban India: Toward more inclusive urban planning under the Safe and Inclusive Cities (SAIC) initiative sponsored by IDRC, which investigates if, and hw urban planning interventions can reduce urban conflicts, violence and inequalities in the Indian cities of Delhi, Patna, Ahmedabad and Guwahati.
  • Research Programme on Inclusive Development in Bihar is a one-of-its-kind, unique research programme spanning three decades of longitudinal data from rural communities and studying different dimensions of contemporary development processes and outcomes including agricultural transition, rural livelihoods, education, gender dimensions of development and migration.