Inequality and Human Development Programme
The NIAS Inequality and Human Development Programme seeks to enhance knowledge on different forms of inequalities and their interactions in India. It does so by using a multidisciplinary approach to identify appropriate policy initiatives and to stimulate public discourse on new approaches to address inequality and human development. Its current focus is on two major projects supported by Tata Consultancy Services, one on ‘Inequalities and the demand for non-farm occupations’ and the second on inequalities and farmers’ suicides.These projects are based on an original conceptualization of inequality.
There are two projects within the programme:
- Inequalities and the demand for non-farm occupations
- Inequalities and farmers’ suicides
Ajay, A., 2017. Stepping into another Woman's Shoes: Substitute Women in Families of Female Emigrant Workers. , WP7-2017.
Bajar, S., 2017. Locational Mismatch between the Demand for Jobs and the Demand for Skills in India. , WP6-2017. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/1261/.
Banerjee, D., 2016. Inequality and Farmers Suicides in India. , WP5-2016.
- 14 Sep 2018 Two Circles of growth: Marginalising the unorganized
- 10 Jul 2018 Farmers matter in new India’s political settlement: Discontinuous agrarian policy and new class formations
- 5 May 2018 The Role of Reason in Indian Politics
- 23 Apr 2018 to 24 Apr 2018 Inequality and the Demand for Non-Farm Jobs
- 6 Jun 2017 Dadabhai Naoroji Lectureon Inequality
- 7 Feb 2017 to 8 Feb 2017 Review Workshop
- 9 Aug 2016 Working with head and heart aligned: The story of the emergency services project 108 in India
The programme has also been active in communicating its ideas about inequality and human development to public discourse through the medium of newspaper articles. Some of these contributions were:
- ‘When institutions are put on the mat’ by NarendarPani, Business Line, 22nd January, 2017
- ‘It’s governance without compassion’ by NarendarPani, Business Line, 22nd December, 2016
- ‘Drowned in lakeside controversies’ by NarendarPani, Business Line, 22nd March, 2017
- ‘Boys get to be born in better hospitals’ by NarendarPani, Business Line, 26th August, 2016
- ‘The permanence of temporary workers’ by NarendarPani, Business Line, 22nd June, 2016
- NarendarPani “There is a strategic shift in Congress’ campaign tactics in Karnataka” Hindustan Times, February 17, 2018.
- NarendarPani “All fired up by statues”, Business Line, April 9, 2017
- NarendarPani “Basavanna and the equitable persuasion” Business Line, March 23, 2018
- NarendarPani “Education does not deter violence” Business Line, January 23, 2018
- NarendarPani “From being Bangalored to being Trumped” Business Line, May 22, 2017
- NarendarPani “Indian universities are a mess” Business Line, Book review November 14, 2017
- NarendarPani “IPL as creator of alternative identities” Business Line, April 27, 2017
- NarendarPani “Our cities have an opinion problem” Business Line on Campus, December 26, 2017
- NarendarPani “Politics and the art of theatrics” Business Line, February 28, 2018
- NarendarPani “Powerless in the face of false cases” Business Line, November 27, 2017
- NarendarPani and SumedhaBajar “In hinterland, politics of irrigation gives way to politics of education”. Times of India, April 16, 2018