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WaterAid India develops a wide range of publications including technical reports, policy briefs, operations research, qualitative evaluations, good practice documents, and IEC materials. Available here are these publications for your reading and review.

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Water for All? Implementation of ADB’s Water Policy in India

A research study carried out under a three-country (Bangladesh, India, Nepal) study to provide an independent input for the ADB’s own initiated Water Policy Implementation Review.

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Drinking water and sanitation status in India

An assessment of the drinking water and sanitation situation in the country in terms of coverage and financing gaps, if any, keeping the targets of the Millennium Development Goals as a benchmark for this assessment.

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Profiling “Informal City” of Delhi

An attempt to understand the context in which the urban poor come to Delhi and live there. It analyses the potential programming options and reviews urban development programmes and projects, functioning of institutions and policies, trends in terms of access to minimum services (water and sanitation).

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Mala, Community Mobilizer and Anita, Panchayat Mobilizer facilitating the MHM session with village women and adolescent girls. Baisenbagh village, post interventionLucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Decoding GST on sanitary pads

ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN & TANYA MAHAJAN Why does GST matter? After a year-long zealous campaign on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for sanitary pads by Members of Parliament, activists, students and the general public, the Government on India announced on 21 July 2018 that sanitary pads will be exempted from GST, a decision that was thought to benefit the thousands of Indian girls and women who use and want to use sanitary pads. The basic premise for the zero tax movement was that sanitary pads are an essential and not a luxury item for women.  But will tax exemption really...

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