Public Health and Nutrition
DevInsights professionals have been engaged in addressing decision makers’ information needs through evidence based studies, reliable data and analysis. The professionals have been involved in critical issues of public concern like Maternal & Newborn Health, TB, HIV/AIDS, Malaria etc using modern and innovative techniques like Standardised Patients and Observation studies. Driven by broad-based public interest in finding ways to improve the quality, efficiency, affordability, equity, and financing of health care, we can contribute to the base of research and data in care delivery and financing, quality measures and health systems change.
DevInsights professionals brings in significant experience and learning in the area of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. One of the founder members has authored a book book titled, “Is it really clean? – Creating a WASH Index”, was initially rooted in the idea that available data on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) should be simplified for easier interpretation and comparison across study units. It is the fundamental right of the human being to have access to clean Water and Sanitation as well as proper hygiene education, which in turn can reduce morbidity and death. This also impacts poverty and socioeconomic development. Poor sanitation contributes to diarrhea deaths, which children being more vulnerable and also chronic diarrhea can have a negative effect on child development (both physical and cognitive). In addition, lack of WASH facilities can prevent students from attending school, impose a burden on women, and diminish productivity.
Skills and Livelihood
Despite economic growth in India, poverty remains an unfortunate reality. Along with the policy commitments, other stakeholder’s engagement is paramount in order to bring in the required change in the status of poverty and increased and sustained livelihood opportunities of the community. We at DevInsights can support the entire ecosystem through conducting evidence based studies in order to achieve the same. In line with the idea, we can help to generate evidence and enhance efficacy of poverty reduction and livelihood programmes through impact evaluations, economic analysis, value chain studies and long-term technical assistance. Skills development is seen as one of the major barriers in ensuring sustained livelihood options. The experienced team at DevInsights can assist the youths of the country in making them employable.
Nation building is severely dependent on a the early childhood developments and high-quality education which in turn leads to country’s economic success. However, many lack access to effective teachers and schools. The team at DevInsights is capable of studying the public and private efforts to improve the quality of education and competitiveness of our workforce. Our work helps advance the science of education research and further discourse about education reform.