Policy shifts to bolster India’s frontline healthcare workers
The pandemic has reiterated the importance of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in the healthcare delivery systems of India. This blog sheds light on the long-standing challenges ASHAs face and how the government can tackle them
High-Hanging Fruit and Easy Catch—Merchants who need additional “hooks” and hand-holding
This is the third blog from the “Digitizing merchant payments in India” series. It draws from earlier blogs in this series and examines two personas of the merchant ecosystem—high-hanging fruits and easy-catch merchants.
Between literacy and learning: Community engagement in public education – Part 1
For a child’s effective education, parents and the community as a whole play a key role. Studies have shown parental
engagement improves a child’s achievements. While initiatives like Right to Education Act, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and mid-day meal programme nudge the children to attend school, but the learning outcome also depends on parents’ engagement at home. Read the article for more.
The blog focuses on “Orality” which refers to the modes of thinking, speaking and managing information in societies where technologies of literacy (especially writing and print) are unfamiliar to most people.