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Safety nets and natural disaster mitigation: evidence from cyclone Phailin in Odisha (English)

To what degree can vulnerability to extreme weather events be mitigated by access to a rural livelihoods program, particularly with regard to the impacts on women? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8375 MAR 26, 2018

Christian,Paul J.; Kandpal,Eeshani; Palaniswamy,Nethra; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Unheard voices : the challenge of inducing women's civic speech (English)

Deliberative institutions have gained popularity in the developing world as a means by which to make governance more inclusive and responsive to local needs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8120 JUN 27, 2017

Parthasarathy,Ramya; Rao,Vijayendra; Palaniswamy,Nethra Disclosed

Deliberative inequality : a text-as-data study of Tamil Nadu's village assemblies (English)

The resurgence of deliberative institutions in the developing world has prompted a renewed interest in the dynamics of citizen engagement. Using text-as-data methods on an original corpus of village assembly transcripts from rural Tamil Nadu, India, this paper opens the "black box" of deliberation to examine the gendered and status-based patterns of influence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8119 JUN 27, 2017

Parthasarathy,Ramya; Rao,Vijayendra; Palaniswamy,Nethra Disclosed

A retrospective impact evaluation of the Tamil Nadu empowerment and poverty alleviation (pudhu vaazhvu) project (English)

Community based livelihood interventions, which focus directly on increasing income and employment, have become an increasingly important component of large-scale poverty reduction programs. ... See More +

Journal Article 100200 JUL 01, 2015

Khanna,Madhulika; Kochhar,Nishtha; Palaniswamy,Nethra Disclosed