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Understanding perceptions on girls’ education in Rajasthan, in the context of COVID-19 – study report and policy brief, December 2020

Over the last two decades, India and the state of Rajasthan have made strong progress in achieving high enrolment in primary education (…

December 2020

Convergence – critical to the effective functioning of Child Protection systems in India

The Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) in India, launched in 2009, under the stewardship of the Ministry of Women and Child Devel…

July 2020

Ensuring quality in a quality audit Assessing quality in program scale-up – our experience from an eastern state in India

While scaling up has always been desired, it has posed challenges. There have been frameworks and guides on scaling up, such as the MSI …

June 2020

Documentation of a comprehensive model addressing sexual violence against women and children

Gender based violence stems from deep rooted caste dynamics and power structures. In Madhya Pradesh, a civil society organization has b…

December 2019

Menstrual hygiene management in India: Still a long way to go

The Oscars have brought global attention to menstruation once again, emphasising how deeply entrenched social norms about menstruation r…

August 2019

Shaping Careers – Uppekha Educational Scholarship

Preeti (name changed), who I called to speak with, has just returned from her tuition class. She is a bright child who is currently st…

December 2017

The Daughter Disadvantage – Is Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Changing mindsets at all?

Data from the Civil Registration System (CRS), appears to indicate that there is a substantial decline in the sex ratio at birth. The …

December 2016

Facility Based maternal care – lacking respect and interpersonal care

Disrespectful intrapartum care during facility-based delivery in sub-Saharan Africa: A qualitative systematic review and thematic synt…

November 2016

Hysterctomy – Addressing the stigma of menstruation

Hysterectomy is a big business in many private hospitals in India. There are ample reports and newspaper articles on this issue. Several…

May 2016

Swachh Dilli Door Ast!

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched last year by the Prime Minister is the new mantra of cleanliness (

June 2015

Differently abled & Access to Education: Is enough being done?

We, at Development Solutions, are undertaking an assignment with SCORE Foundation, to enable skilling and employment of visually challe…

May 2015