India

Research collaborations between IIASA and India stretch back to the 1970s, but the relationship became far more productive after India became a national member of IIASA in 2007 through the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC).

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Multiple research collaborations with partners in India as diverse as the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) have brought new insights to the challenges that India faces.

In particular, IIASA applied systems analysis has brought a global perspective, interdisciplinary research expertise, and policy relevance to issues ranging from the future of India’s energy system to increasing the country’s food production. 


Latest research news:

18 November 2020
Tackling the growing challenge of urban air pollution

How can fast growing cities keep air pollution in check? A recent World Bank report highlighting IIASA research explores this tricky question, looking at the kinds of policies and actions cities have taken to tackle poor local air quality, thus providing lessons for other cities.  More

16 November 2020
Determining the relationship between rainfall and child stunting in India

Options Winter 2020: Research shows that policy interventions targeting particularly vulnerable populations are needed to curb the effects of changing weather patterns on the health of at risk children in India and elsewhere.  More

21 September 2020
Advancing the accurate tracking of energy poverty

IIASA researchers have developed a novel measurement framework to track energy poverty that better aligns with the services people lack rather than capturing the mere absence of physical connections to a source of electricity. This alternative framework can aid better tracking of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 by virtue of its simplicity and sensitivity to the diversity in service conditions among the poor.  More

On the blog:

28 February 2020
Is India’s Ujjwala cooking gas program a success or failure?

Abhishek Kar shares his thoughts on the Indian government’s Ujjwala program, which aims to scale up household access to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for clean cooking.  More

31 July 2019
My postdoc experience at IIASA

IIASA alumna Nandita Saikia, looks back on the two years that she spent living in Austria while working as a postdoctoral researcher in the World Population Program.  More

22 July 2019
Beyond averages and aggregates

Shonali Pachauri explains why data, indicators, and monitoring at finer scales are important to ensure that everyone benefits from policies aimed at achieving development goals.  More


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PUBLICATIONS

Gibson M, Rao N , Slade RB, Pereira JP, & Rogelj J (2020). The role of energy in mitigating grain storage losses in India and the impact for nutrition. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 163: e105100. DOI:10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105100.

Peng W, Dai H, Guo H, Purohit P , Urpelainen J, Wagner F , Wu Y, & Zhang H (2020). The Critical Role of Policy Enforcement in Achieving Health, Air Quality, and Climate Benefits from India’s Clean Electricity Transition. Environmental Science & Technology 54 (19): 11720-11731. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.0c01622.

Dimitrova A & Muttarak R (2020). After the floods: Differential impacts of rainfall anomalies on child stunting in India. Global Environmental Change 64: e102130. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102130.

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