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Research Projects

Harnessing the power of the UChicago economics community, TCD supports 27 research projects to understand some of India’s toughest challenges. Projects cover important sectors such as Education, Energy & Environment, Health & Medicine, Labor Economics, Public Finance, Social Entrepreneurship, Water & Sanitation, and Urban Development.

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    Impact Stories

    TCD translates rigorous research into practice by working with policy entrepreneurs to help them make informed decisions. Read more about how TCD is having measurable impact on people’s lives.

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    Impact Story · Dec 18, 2018

    Star Rating Program: Empowering People to Fight Air Pollution

    The program has helped both Maharashtra and Odisha embrace transparency and information disclosure as a regulatory tool
    Energy & Environment
    Research Results
    Small financial incentives create the greatest behavioral shifts in combating diabetes epidemic in India Learn More
    Research Results
    India's new car tax policy encourages large car owners to purchase smaller cars Learn More
    Research Results
    New method of water quality testing proves effective in pinpointing pollution sources and ensuring regulatory compliance Read More

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    News · Jan 16, 2019

    India needs river water quality monitoring protocol: experts

    At a recently concluded roundtable, experts called for exploring multiple approaches to water quality monitoring and setting standards for the country to follow
    News · Jan 6, 2019

    Hasiru Dala, TIDE and WRI India win Bangalore Innovation Challenge

    Arjun G of Medium reports on the event where winners of Urban Innovation Challenge, a crowdsourcing competition to address energy and environment problems, were announced

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