Here is our #WeeklyDigest! Our #COVID19 #Seroprevalence study found that #Karnataka alone had ~31.5 million cases, with 44% of rural citizens and 54% of the urban population affected. For more details, check our #PressRelease:…
Our earlier #Mumbai seroprevalence study comparing slums versus non-slums has been published by the @TheLancet. Link here.…
What should be the learnings from Mumbai's seroprevalence study for #urban reforms? Read this piece by @plamsonhall @harshita_a94 and @kadambari_shah on @TheWireScience…
#Fastfact Ever wondered how Benford’s Law applies to #COVID19 data in India? Check out this thread!

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18 Nov
#blogpost | Benford's law application to India's district-level #COVID19 data suggests that the quality of data is largely acceptable for decision making. (Data from

Read the analysis by @HAdarkar and Sridhar Ganapathy here:… Image
Also check out our earlier thread explaining Benford's law and why it matters here:
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18 Nov
The detailed results of the first round of Mumbai SARS CoV-2 serosurvey have just been published in the @LancetGH (1/5)… Image
The 1st round of the serosurvey (July) found a seroprevalence of 54% in slums and 16% in non-slum areas and the 2nd round (Aug) found 44% in slums and 17% in non-slums. Read @muradbanaji’s analysis for more (2/5)…
The difference in prevalence, herd immunity...In this insightful piece, @profmohanan summarizes the current knowledge about COVID serosurveys and addresses some of the most common questions (3/5)…
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22 Sep
#PoliceReform: Police are the public’s first interface with the criminal justice system & crime registration is a crucial first step in the process. Not registering a crime fails to deter criminals, thus stymieing the process of justice. (1/n)
The results from our survey on 'Safety Trends And Reporting of Crime' revealed underreporting."This could be because victims themselves refrained from approaching the police [..] or the police did not register the case for various reasons", explain @AvantiDurani & @_NehaSinha.
What are some reasons for not filing an FIR? 30% of respondents felt that the police would not entertain their complaint, in Chennai, 51% mentioned lack of evidence, and in Bengaluru, 35% didn’t want to get tangled in police/court procedures.(3/n)…
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22 Sep
Last week, @_NehaSinha was part of the #policedialogues hosted by @fayedsouza, where along with Devika Nadig and Mr. Shivanadan, she discussed whether our police are citizen friendly. Further to that we discuss #PoliceReform and Public trust. (1/n)
Our 2017 SATARC survey revealed that 75% to 91% of the people across the four surveyed metropolises—Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Delhi believed that the police can be relied upon when needed. (2/n)
Close to half the respondents in Bengaluru, 60% in Delhi, a little over three-quarters in Chennai and 70% in Mumbai believed that the police would treat them with respect. (3/n)…
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21 Sep
22 Sep is celebrated as #PoliceReformsDay in India. The date marks the 2006 landmark judgment in Prakash Singh v. Union of India—where the Apex Court issued 7 directives for #policereforms. Ahead of it, we’ve curated a list of webinars on the status of policing and reforms. (1/n)
Is our police citizen friendly? This core question is answered by a panel featuring @_NehaSinha, Devika Nadig and D Sivanandhan in a discussion hosted by @fayedsouza (2/n)

Policing: Past, Present, and Future: In this webinar hosted by @CarnegieIndia and @tatatrusts, the panellists discuss the challenges facing the police establishment today, particularly since the outbreak of #COVID19. @IPF_ORG (3/n)…
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19 Sep
#Staffpicks: We share IDFC Institute staff’s favourite Indian newsletters for your weekend reading pleasure. Listed below are the newsletter link with an excerpt of its self-description. (1/n)
“The Nutgraf is a 10-min newsletter sent at 10 AM IST every Saturday. It connects the dots and synthesizes one big event in business, technology and finance that happened over the week in India.” (2/n)
“This thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem in imaginative ways.” (3/n)
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