By Outline India
14 Aug, 2017

Aadhaar : It's not black or white

While most respondents have Aadhaar cards, their motivations to obtain it and their concerns around it vary greatly based on their demographic profile.

By Outline India
26 Jan, 2017

Understanding the Journey of Data from the Eyes of a Practitioner

Monitoring the effects of investment in an economy has historically been the cornerstone of good governance wherein the approaches correspond to the concurrents of a political economy. This paper is a methodological attempt to understand the evolvement of social research at the confluence of technology and human capital and the processes of knowledge-production that feeds in...

By Outline India
15 Apr, 2016

Gross Happiness Index (GHI)

This papers seeks to establish a baseline for subjective well-being assessing the level of happiness, optimism and satisfaction among residents within two structurally varying urban contexts. Correlation have been drawn with demographical attributes and conventional socioeconomic parameters such as income, religion and caste. The locations representing a metropolitan and a t...

By Outline India
10 Aug, 2015

A study of the deceased organ donation environment in Delhi/NCR

Organ donation has been slow to take off in India. In the northern states the pace has been disturbingly sluggish. More alarming is the glaring absence of any attempts to understand the reasons behind this failure. Research is little. Documents and data which highlight the problem are scarce. Recognising these dire circumstances, ORGAN India, an initiative of the Parash...

By Outline India
15 Nov, 2016

Unveiling reasons for farmers suicide in India

Farmer suicides have been a wrenching and contentious issue in India. The report of the 70th round of the National Sample Survey highlighted that rural India has an estimated 90.2 million agricultural households, which were roughly 58% of the total estimated rural households of the country.

By Outline India
15 Dec, 2016

Evaluation study to assess the performance of five above average states sanitation coverage

The Government of India made sanitation and hygiene a priority with various campaigns that were launched across the country in the early 1990s. Today, the issue of sanitation has been revived with much vigor under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, an initiative of the Central Government.

22 Dec, 2015

Evaluation Study to Assess the Performance of Five Above-Average States in Sanitation Coverage

This study was aimed at evaluating the trends in sanitation and hygiene in the five states that had performed above average with respect to sanitation coverage, as per the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) 2012 baseline survey. The top five states identified from this data are Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Man...

01 Jul, 2018

Handwashing in Rural India

Hygiene behaviors are critical to prevent leading causes of death and diseases in children, particularly diarrhea and acute respiratory infections (ARI) among children under age five. An analysis of causes of neonatal and child mortality in India found that half of all deaths in children under five years were a result of pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases1. The Global Burden...

28 Jun, 2016

A Quick Primer On How Brexit Will Impact India And The Rest Of The World

The British have shocked the financial, political and business establishments of the world by voting to leave (52%) the European Union in the referendum of 23 June 2016. Briefly analyzing the votes in the referendum, we see that while England and Wales opted to leave the EU, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the city of London were strongly in favour of Great Britain remaining...

By Outline India
15 Feb, 2016

Full report: Evaluation study to assess the performance of five above average states sanitation coverage

The Government of India made sanitation and hygiene a priority concern with various campaigns that were launched across the country in the 1970s. Today, the issue of sanitation has received much attention under the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’, an initiative of the Central Government. Data available with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) in January 2015, i...

Ideas For India
05 Sep, 2016

Data openness and the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill

The recently proposed Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, places strict restrictions on the acquisition and use of geospatial information in India. Specifically, this means any information that is geo-located is subject to vetting and approval by a special authority appointed by the govern...

Ideas For India
19 Jun, 2018

Using Drone for Social Research

While drones have historically been used in military operations, their application for peaceful purposes has risen steeply in recent years. In this note, representatives from Outline India - a research and development consultancy firm - discuss their efforts to integrate drones in social sector research to make data analysis more evidence-b...

Ideas For India
30 Aug, 2017

Aadhaar : It's not black or white

Outline India's internal research paper gets published on Ideas For India!


07 Dec, 2017

Using Drones For Research and Monitoring

Once the preserve of the military, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are now used in a wide range of industries, from aerial surveillance of crops to search and rescue operations to the delivery of medical supplies to remote or otherw...


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