Policy Briefs & Reports

Ujjwala 2.0: From Access to Sustained...

How to continue to fulfill the promise of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, now in its second phase, is an important policy discussion in the country. Three essential tasks remain: extend connections to the entire country, now requiring work among some of the most remote, poor, and disenfranchis...

Santosh Harish
Kirk R Smith
Closing the Enforcement Gap: Groundtr...

Janabhivyakti, the Centre for Policy Research-Namati Environmental Justice Program and Oxfam India have jointly conducted a groundtruthing study of environmental violations in the Bodai-Daldali bauxite mine located in the Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh. A groundtruthing study is the process o...

Policy Challenges 2019-2024: The Key ...

India is at an important juncture in its development trajectory. From rapid urbanisation to declining agricultural productivity; from weak human capital to the need for creating productive jobs; from new security threats to the need to re-position itself in a changing global order; from growing e...


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Integrated Child Development Services...

The Integrated Child Development Services is the Government of India’s (GoI’s) flagship programme aimed at providing basic education, health, and nutrition services for early childhood development. This brief uses government data to analyse ICDS performance along the following parameters: A...

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employm...

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is a flagship scheme of the Government of India (GoI) which aims to provide at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every rural household that demands work. Using government reported data, this b...

Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin ...

Using government data, this brief reports on trends for SBM Gramin along the following parameters: Allocations and expenditures Physical progress of toilets built Expenditures incurred under Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities In addition, this brief reports findings f...

Differentiation

About the Report (A Global Pact for the Environment - Legal Foundations) The project leading to this compilation of studies has two purposes. The first is to leave a record of the intellectual discussions underpinning the project of a Global Pact for the Environment, with its many sources, vie...

Beyond Poles and Wires: How to Keep t...

India’s move to electrify every village and household in the country has been lauded as a success. Building on decades of targeted programmes and public investments by multiple governments, the country completed 100% village electrification in April 2018; a year after, it has electrified nearly a...

Building Regulations For Faecal Sludg...

Getting approvals under the various building regulations applicable to any particular jurisdiction is often the first step in construction and development. The Report ‘Building Regulations for Faecal Sludge Management: Review of Building Regulations from Indian States’ seeks to understand how the...

Bridging the Gap Opportunities for Pr...

Between FY 2006-07 and FY 2010- 11, allocations for the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) more than doubled from 2,000 crore to 5,171 crore. In FY 2015-16, GOI discontinued key schemes run by the Ministry. Consequently, allocations have fallen to 95 crore. BRGF has been discontinued in FY 2015-1...

Faecal Sludge and Septage Management ...

In this report, the researchers have examined the Faecal Sludge and Septage Management Framework in the State of Odisha. The study has been conducted in the towns of Berhampur, Dhenkenal and Puri. The differences that these towns show in terms of administrative set-up and population with respect ...

Philippe Cullet
Sujith Koonan, Lovleen Bhullar
Faecal Sludge and Septage Management ...

In this report, the researchers have examined the Faecal Sludge and Septage Management Framework in the State of Uttarakhand. The report aims at mapping the potential and limitations of the extant legal and policy framework governing FSSM in Uttarakhand and at the Central Level, and to analyze th...

Philippe Cullet
Sujith Koonan, Lovleen Bhullar
Synthesis Report on State Of Water: A...

This study looks at the development of legal and regulatory framework governing drinking water and sanitation services in South Africa, England and United States. Around 780 million worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water and almost 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitati...


SCI-FI: Sanitation Initiative, Centre for Polic...
Assembling Private Sector Participati...

Centre for Policy Research organized the 'Dialogues on Private Sector Participation in Sanitation' on March 14th, 2019, bringing in private-sector practitioners and infrastructure experts, sanitation sector professionals and policymakers to share their insights and experience. The objective of th...


The Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI)