Blog September 28, 2022

Digital Public Infrastructure | 3 areas for collaboration in social protection

Public-private partnerships can help migrants access information, awareness of entitlements, and grievance redressal mechanisms related to social protection schemes

Blog August 1, 2022

India’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign: understanding vaccine demand

We use data from Meta’s COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey to understand vaccine hesitancy, access and trusted sources of information in India.

Blog July 12, 2022

Brave New World Podcast: Episode 8 How Social Media Threatens Society

The internet has changed our lives, mostly for the better. But there is a flip side. Jonathan Haidt joins Vasant Dhar in episode 8 of Brave New World to describe how social media is a threat to democracy and public discourse — and to the mental health of a generation Useful resources 1. The Righteous […]

Blog July 12, 2022

Brave New World Podcast: Episode 7 The Nature of Intelligence

Trying to build artificial intelligence can teach us so much about intelligence itself.

Blog November 1, 2021

Civil Society Shouldn’t Be a Substitute for the State’s Lack of Data Capacity

As a lesson from this pandemic, efforts need to be undertaken by the government to strengthen its primary role in the data pipeline— proper and timely distribution of data. 

Blog September 1, 2021

A shortage of private sector COVID beds in Mumbai?

During peak COVID-19 transmission, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) increased bed capacity by constructing jumbo field hospitals and requiring private hospitals to set aside some of their beds for COVID patients

Blog August 13, 2021

Vaccine uptake, equity and implications

Seven months into the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, this post analyses vaccination patterns in the city of Mumbai

Blog July 20, 2021

Facial Recognition Technologies in Policing – A Balancing Act?

The executive arm of the European Union has proposed a bill limiting police use of facial recognition in public.

Blog July 19, 2021

How well did bed capacity respond to patient needs in Mumbai?

This post analyses data released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to map the trends in total COVID-19 bed capacity and bed occupancy in Mumbai from June 2020 to May 2021

Blog June 24, 2021

COVID-19 mortality and morbidity in Mumbai

This post breaks down COVID-19 morbidity and mortality data in Mumbai to understand gender-wise and age-wise trends.

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