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Indian states are deploying a new policy tool that shows potential to reduce their high air-pollution levels, which are estimated to have caused nearly 1.7 million deaths, or 18% of all Indian deaths, in 2019. The policy tool — an emissions trading system (ETS) known as...
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Poorer households in India are bearing a disproportional impact from pollution caused by others, a new study by Yale School of the Environment Associate Professor of Energy Systems Narasimha Rao has found. The study, published in the journal Nature Sustainability, is the firs...
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India ranks 140th among 156 Nations in the World Economic Forum’s 2021 Gender Gap Index and is only ahead of Pakistan and Afghanistan in South Asia with some of the world’s lowest labor force participation rates. In their latest research, Yale economists  ...
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As South Asia struggles with the second wave of coronavirus infections which has hit India and Nepal particularly hard, new lockdowns across the region have been put into place, once again impacting the livelihoods of millions of people. Yale researchers at the Economic Growth...
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in living standards and rising food insecurity in developing countries across the globe, according to a new study by an international team of economists. The study, published Feb. 5 in the journal Science Advances, pro...
Widespread use of arsenic-contaminated water in Bangladesh during the 20th century has been called by the World Health Organization the largest mass poisoning in history. A new study co-authored by Yale economist Mark Rosenzweig finds that, in addition to profound health impac...
A Yale team’s research into the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on India’s most vulnerable populations, including urban laborers who lost their jobs and returned to the countryside, is providing policymakers the data they need to address the crisis.  Led by...
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Covid-19 | Y-RISE Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19: Rapid data collection, iterative policy assessment, scale up of effective policy COVID-19 has had a catastrophic impact across developed economies, shutting down cities, overloading the health infrastru...
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yale Institute of Global Health's 2020 Sustainable Health Initiative (SHI) accelerator program had been postponed. Now to keep startups moving forward on important global health issues, SHI has created the Sustainable Health Initiative Bri...

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