Tag Archives: India

Promoting latrine use in rural India: what does the evidence say?

World Toilet Day 2017
| November 17, 2017

India is responsible for the majority of the world’s open defecation – a practice that spreads disease and cuts lives short. To address the issue, the Indian government’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM; Clean India Mission), which completes its third year, has been providing toilets, particularly in rural areas where they are most needed.  SBM has
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Institutionalising evaluation in India

| March 26, 2014

I recently attended the launch of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) in India – an event that marks the beginning of an era of evidence-based policymaking in India. Are we being overly optimistic and maybe somewhat naïve in thinking this? Maybe. The launch event, which happened in Delhi, included an eclectic mix of presenters and
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M&E: A tale of two brothers

| December 17, 2013

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) are always mentioned together but in practice these two disciplines pretty much evade each other. This is despite the fact that they could be highly beneficial to each other, and if carefully combined, also to the intervention. Howard White in his opening remarks at 3ie’s recent Measuring Results conference emphasised the
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Making good ideas actually work

| October 28, 2013

At 3ie’s recent Measuring Results conference in Delhi, one of the key speakers proposed a ban on new ideas in India. This speaker was not a Luddite, nor was she on a crusade against creativity, nor did she represent the tourism industry to claim that India had already achieved perfection in all dimensions. Rather, she was echoing
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