Preparing for the Focus Group Discussion

Prateek Aggarwal is the Field Manager at Outline India.He has previously worked in Management Coordination and Support Team at Pragya. He was a fellow at Milaap and took part as a field investigator in FOCUS 2 report undertaken by centre for equity studies.He has a Masters Degree in Sociology from Ambedkar University….

Toilet constructed by Nigam (outside Sector 44,slum 2)


Devarya Srivastava is an Intern at Outline India.He is a second-year economics student at Shiv Nadar University. Here is a snippet of his views on measuring WASH (Water, Sanitation ,and Health) behaviour after his experience in the field for Outline India’s internal research project. One of the key objectives of the Swachh…

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Insight on Field Management

Prateek Aggarwal is the Field Manager at Outline India.He has previously worked in Management Coordination and Support Team at Pragya. He was a fellow at Milaap and took part as a field investigator in FOCUS 2 report undertaken by centre for equity studies.He has a Masters Degree in Sociology from…


What is a Pre-test? And Why should I do it?

Tanvir Malik is a Research Trainee at Outline India. He has completed his Masters in Economics from Delhi University. The following piece argues that the foundation of good data is asking the right questions in the right way.   What is a Pre-test? And why should I do it? The foundation…


Budget 2017-18: Continuity rather than Change

Sanchi Gupta is an intern with Outline India. She visited the Seminar on the Union Budget 2017-18 : Reforms and Development Perspective held in the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi – hosted by the Centre for Policy Research on the 6th of February 2017. From ‘A balancing act’ to ‘No…


A Third Person Perspective

Apoorva Bhatnagar is an Operations Assistant with Outline India. She has Post graduation in Commerce from Delhi University. She has also worked as a Strategist for Make A Difference, which works towards the holistic development of kids living in shelter homes. The following piece is her first blog post ever, and…



As a child, whenever I tried lifting a heavy suit case or when I wanted to climb a tree or even when I volunteered to open the pickle jar for my grandmother; I have been told multiple times, “You cannot do this. You are not cut out for this job….


On unscientific journalism and sensational storytelling

  The author of this blog-post is Subrato Banerjee, who is currently a fellow at the Indian Statistical Institute and a brainstormer at Outline India. Subrato is also a columnist with the Financial Express. It is deadly close to impossible to publish an article on the existing state of journalism in…

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मुझे आउटलाइन इंडिया के साथ काम करना पसंद है

मेरा NGO तथा मार्किट रिसर्च कंपनी में काम करने का लगभग आठ वर्ष का अनुभव है | इस दौरान मैंने झारखण्ड के विभिन्न क्षेत्रो में फील्ड वर्क किआ है| आउटलाइन इंडिया से मैं जनवरी 2016 से जुड़ा और तबसे मैंने उनके साथ २ प्रोजेक्ट्स किये है| हाल ही में Going…


My Experience at Outline India – Renu Susan Jacob

Renu was a Social Media and Outreach Intern with Outline India for the month of August 2016.  She is pursuing M.A English from St. Stephens College, Delhi University. She is passionate about Research that brings awareness amongst people and consequently makes the world a better place. She is always looking for…


I was under the impression that like other internships, I would have to “find” work here

My First Internship Experience at Outline India Sitting in Ladakh, where communication is highly unpredictable, I was preparing my resume and Curriculum Vitae to be sent out to various companies and start-ups for my summer internship. That’s when I came to know about Outline India – (A startup working at…


Souvenirs of Research – Anusha Iyer

When I decided to join the development sector a couple of years ago, I never thought that one of my first few stints would lead me to a government residential girls school in a village located in the most interior parts of a Naxalite-prone village in Bihar. Some lessons and…


Miles to go before we leap: Celebrating 25 years of the New Reforms

Anusha Iyer is a Research Trainee at Outline India. She has completed her M.A. in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad and B.A. in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad. She has also worked at a CSR consultancy firm for a year and holds a post-graduate diploma…


The fallacy of maps

Prerna Mukharya is the Founder of Outline India. She holds a Masters in Economics from Boston University and has prior research experience at Centre for Policy Research, and Harvard University. Outline India is about data in the development sector while focusing on ground level work. About 4 years old, 21…

Waving United Kingdom and European Union Flag


Aashay is a Research Analyst at Outline India and works on quantitative research. He spent time pursuing his Masters in Economics at the University of Warwick, U.K. He has worked on the Economics of Happiness and Subjective Well-being under the supervision of Dr. Robert Akerlof. In this commentary he breaks down…