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…


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…



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….


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…

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Impact Investment: The New Buzz Word

As a Business Development Officer, Astha Mathur identifies the trendsetter ideas, screens potential business deals, evaluates options and recommends equity investments. Astha has previously interned with organisations like Siemens Ltd, Mumbai; Rapid Metro Gurgaon Ltd, and PowerQtech.PTE, Singapore. She conceptualized, designed and built a “Circuit Breaker Simulator” as her project during six month…

Storyboards used as visual aid

Conducting Research with Children

Yashi Srivastava is a Research Trainee with Outline India. She has extensive experience working on Gender issues with special focus on Sexual and Gender Based Violence. Yashi has completed Bachelors in Law and Masters in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics.   The shift in social sciences of viewing children…

Participatory Research for team Swach Action Kit.

Use of Qualitative Methods in Impact Evaluation

Ekata Bakshi worked as a researcher in a ICSSR sponsored Delhi-based project on providing violence free urban spaces to women and in a UNICEF sponsored project on locating the economic and socio-cultural causes of malnutrition in the state of Bihar. She holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru…


The Essentials for Generating Objective Procedures of Enquiry

Samayita Ghosh, Senior Research Associate, Outline India. Her prior research includes fieldwork in Bengal to understand the status of HIV/AIDs among Muslim communities: its sociological connotation and the socio-economic profiling of the artisan colonies in Kolkata. She was recipient of the KN Raj Fellowship in 2012 at the Centre for Development…


House listing – A census exercise

Aashay is a Research Trainee at Outline India. Under the supervision of Dr. Robert Akerlof, he has done some research in the field of Happiness Economics. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Warwick and a Bachelors degree in Economics from Delhi University. Overview A household…


Pre-Testing Survey Questionnaires

Nishmeet is a Research Analyst at Outline India. He has previously worked as a Research Intern with Center for WTO Studies, IIFT New Delhi on Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and is particularly interested in International Trade. His expertise lies in number crunching and handling large data sets along with designing. Nishmeet completed his…


What is a Cognitive Interview?

Ekata is a Research Associate at Outline India. She worked as a researcher in a ICSSR sponsored Delhi-based project on providing violence free urban spaces to women and in a UNICEF sponsored project on locating the economic and socio-cultural causes of malnutrition in the state of Bihar.  She has submitted…


Exploring life and community at the Kumbh Mela, 2015

Sramana Majumdar is a Research Fellow at Outline India. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. She has also worked as a Fulbright Visiting Research Fellow at the Hiatt School of Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, MA. The Kumbh Mela is a religious…