Data Talks: The NCAER Data Innovation Centre Methodology Seminars (Third Seminar)
August 25, 2021
The third webinar in the NCAER Seminar series on Data Collection Methodology was organised by the NCAER National Data Innovation Centre on August 25, 2021. The webinar is part of a series of thought-provoking discussions on research methodologies in which distinguished speakers in the field share their views and one or more discussants reflect on them from an Indian perspective.

Community Masking to Help Halt India’s Second COVID-19 Surge
April 26, 2021
In mid-February this year, India was registering some 12,000 cases of covid-19 a day, fewer than many advanced countries in Europe. On April 23, India clocked some 333,000 new, positive cases, far higher than any other country at any time during this pandemic. The Economist notes that epidemiologists estimate the numbers could be 10 to 30 times higher, since testing is limited outside India’s cities. What happens in India will also matter for the world. Besides inexpensive vaccines, India may end up exporting dangerous, new SARS-CoV-2 strains.

How has COVID-19 impacted households in Odisha & Uttar Pradesh?
January 22, 2021
For this webinar, NCAER hosted NCAER Fellow Prabir Kumar Ghosh and NCAER’s collaborators at the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health, Barbara McPake, Ajay Mahal and Sumit Kane. The discussion was moderated by NCAER Director General, Shekhar Shah. In this webinar NCAER released findings from Part 2 its longitudinal household telephone survey on the pandemic’s impact on households in Odisha and Uttar Pradesh.

Looking beyond the Pandemic: Winning Quality Healthcare for every Indian
January 7, 2021
As the world changes calendars after a grim, tumultuous year, Indians have been greeted with the welcome news of two domestically produced COVID-19 vaccines nearing emergency approval. If ever humankind needed reminding that healthcare is central to all economic and social wellbeing, 2020 certainly achieved that. Countries that had robust healthcare systems, and these were not necessarily the world’s richest countries, fared much better than others.

The Challenge of Vaccinating a Billion Indians: How to meet it?
December 29, 2020
The world is on the brink of winning the fastest vaccine race in history. As of this writing, two mRNA vaccines have been approved for emergency use in some countries and are being administered. An end to the Coronavirus pandemic appears to be in sight. But questions loom about large countries like India being able to buy, distribute and deliver the vaccine in an orderly and equitable way. And larger questions are emerging about the differential vaccine access between high-income countries and others, despite attempts by WHO and the Global Vaccine Alliance GAVI to build distribution protocols that are fair.

How has COVID-19 impacted households in Odisha & Uttar Pradesh?
July 21, 2020
In the latest in its series of rapid telephone surveys to gauge the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, NCAER polled 2,068 households in four districts in Odisha and Uttar Pradesh (Districts Bargarh and Dhenkanal in Odisha and Chandauli and Firozabad in UP) during June 9-18, 2020, the second week of the so-called Unlock 1.

Recover & Shield: An Indian Roadmap for Managing the Coronavirus Pandemic?
May 23, 2020
Social distancing has been adopted worldwide to combat the Coronavirus. Are the returns to social distancing the same in India as in other, higher-income countries? Is the dilemma of balancing lives and livelihoods for India the same as that for richer nations? Going forward, should India be chalking out a more distinctive, data-driven, urgent roadmap for recovery built on its social realities and on what we are learning about the virus?

India & the Coronavirus: How to protect and rebuild the economy
April 30, 2020
As we approach May 3rd and the end of the second lockdown in India, and as the reported Covid-19 case-load and the number of daily new cases appear to be declining, attention is increasingly turning to the need for rapid action on the economy to protect livelihoods and enterprises, including the most vulnerable MSMEs that provide employment for the majority of India’s labour force.

India & the Coronavirus: Towards a safe, sensible, and clear exit strategy to allow us to rebuild the economy
April 22, 2020
The Great Lockdown has taken the global economy to the brink of its deepest recession since World War II. As India copes with its own, largest lockdown in human history, the cost to our economy continues to mount even as the Coronavirus curve is surely being flattened and its peak pushed out.

India & the Coronavirus: Modelling the Trajectory of Covid-19
April 10, 2020
NCAER hosted Professor Bhramar Mukherjee from the University of Michigan and members of the COV-IND-19 Study Group at its first NCAER Coronavirus Briefings Webinar to examine the threat to India posed by the Coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.

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