Data collection for the third round of the much-awaited IHDS will start from the second week of May 2022. The NDIC team conducted an extensive training programme for interviewers and field staff at NCAER from April 18 to May 10, 2022. The survey agency, Shailam Longitudinal Research Private Limited, will start data collection from the households, communities, schools and health facilities in Haryana.
A webinar discussion on the “Long-term impact of the pandemic on people’s lives and lessons for developing an inclusive social protection programme”, moderated by Dr Sonalde Desai, Professor, NCAER, was held on March 23, 2022. NDIC, in collaboration with the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN), recently published the India COVID-19 Poverty Monitor Bulletin, assessing the consequences of the pandemic for the vulnerable populations and the risks of impoverishment faced by them. The webinar was organised as a follow-up to the launch of the bulletin, to analyse the potential long-term impact of the pandemic on people’s lives and lessons to be learnt for developing an inclusive social protection programme.