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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, April 14, 2020

COVID-19 and the Importance of Improving Civil Registration in India

Aashish Gupta
April 13, 2020

In the latest issue of India in Transition's Special COVID-19 Series, Aashish Gupta, doctoral student in demography and sociology, University of Pennsylvania, argues for building on India’s legacy of innovative health data collection by making sure vital registration systems are complete and responsive, especially in light of the coronavirus crisis.

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Read the rest of IiT's ongoing COVID-19 series:

Is India’s Public Health System Ready to Face the COVID-19 Pandemic?
T. Sundararaman, April 9, 2020

Civilian Technologists Should Assist the State During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Shashank Srinivasan, April 6, 2020

“Coming Together, Not Growing Apart”: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Could Improve Regional Cooperation in South Asia
Arndt Michael, April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Could Fundamentally Change India’s Political Economy
Roshan Kishore, March 30, 2020

*Interested in writing for IiT? Now open for submissions*

CASI in the News

CASI Senior Fellow and former Director (2006-18), Devesh Kapur (Starr Foundation South Asia Studies Professor and Asia Programs Director, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University) and Arvind Subramanian (former Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India) published a 3-part series in Business Standard on financing the response to the COVID-19 crisis in India.

Solidarity Today, New Social Compact Tomorrow
Fiscal Space: Not If But How
Creating Fiscal Space for the States

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