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POPULATION RESEARCH CENTRE

 

 Brief History

 The Population Research Centre (PRC) at the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), one of the earliest of its kind in the country, was set up by the Government of India in 1957 on the recommendation of a Research Advisory Committee (RAC) constituted earlier by the Planning Commission. The RAC was headed by Professor VKRV Rao, a highly respected economist, institution builder and one of the key figures in designing India’s national income statistics. Two other centres were also established around the same time in Calcutta and Trivandrum. Originally all these Centres were known as Demographic Research Centre. They became Population Research Centres to enlarge the scope of their work and bring population, instead of only demographics, into their ambit.

 An overriding objective for the Government and the Planning Commission while setting up these centres was to examine high population growth as an important demographic deterrent to the country’s planned growth. The terms of reference of these centres had therefore been to promote investigations on high fertility and mortality rates and their major socio-economic correlates. The financial allocation to the PRCs was made from the Family Welfare (earlier Family Planning) Programme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and was included as part of plan budget.

        Over the years, the PRC (IEG) has produced a wide variety of literature covering multiple aspects of population and health in the country. Some of the more recent work produced by the PRC faculty covers an array of cross-cutting themes, including fertility-mortality differentials by different social groups, private spending on health and consumption catastrophe, reproductive and child health, programme evaluation, morbidity, demographic ageing in India and South Asia, functional disabilities, migration, urbanisation, political economy of gender, etc. Clearly, these studies not only complied with the mandated roles of the PRC/DRC, they also bear considerable significance at the policy level. In addition, Delhi PRC (along with its sister institutions) was also involved in most of the large scale surveys conducted by the Health Ministry over the past decades including the three rounds of National Family Health Survey and District Level Health Survey.

Highlights of Past Year’s Works

         Between April 2011 and March 2012, the research faculty of the PRC (Delhi) undertook several substantial research projects, published papers, taught officers of Indian Economic Service (IES), supervised doctoral research, participated in national and international conferences and attended other professional meetings. During this period they worked on fifteen major studies, leading to books and comprehensive reports. Each of these studies conforms largely to the issues considered significant in the National Population Policy (2000) for advancing the overall objectives of population stabilisation in the country. A number of these studies were sponsored by the MoHFW or other major agencies like the Planning Commission, the Indian Council of the Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

             Some of the recent studies sponsored by the MoH&FW and the Planning Commission were focused on rapid assessments of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in selected areas of the country. Under the flagship NRHM programme, the MoHFW has introduced a Health Management Information System (HMIS). The PRC faculty has submitted many reports to the MoHFW on the HMIS in India: 'Quality of HMIS in Uttarakhhand and Delhi (Various Districts) and 'Reporting of HMIS Data by Public and Private Sector: A Study of North and Northeast Delhi'. PRC Delhi is also involved in the Monitoring and Evaluation of Programme Implementation Plans for Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Sikkim.

            In addition to sponsored research, faculty members also conduct many studies on their own initiatives. Some of them are either already published or in the process of being published as books, papers or as book chapters. Many of the PRC studies and researches are based on field surveys and some others on secondary data including NSS, NFHS, DLHS etc.

A few of the studies conducted recently by the PRC faculty are as below:

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National Health Mission: Programme Implementation Plan monitoring of 24 districts (Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi)

§  HMIS review: District findings for 9 districts in Delhi

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Evaluation of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram in Delhi

  • Impact and Utilization of Transport System on Institutional Deliveries in Delhi, India
  • Burden of out of pocket expenses in Diagnostic Services:  Present Scenario in Delhi
  • Maternal Mortality in India: Trends and Policies
  • Gender differences in elderly health care utilization and financing in India
  • Impact of ANC checkups on institutional deliveries in rural areas of India
  • Neonatal Mortality in India: Trends and Determinants
  • Sources of financing Out of Pocket expenditure – A state level analysis in India
  • Trends and Pattern of Healthcare Outcomes: A Study of EAG States

Acting Head : Dr. Suresh Sharma
E-mail: 
suresh@iegindia.org

FACULTY 

Dr. Suresh Sharma

Dr. William Joe

Dr. Ruby A. Singh

 

Books 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Reports

 

 Sr. No.
Title
Mode
1.   
Annual Report (PRC, IEG) 2014-15
2.   
Annual Report (PRC, IEG) 2013-14
3.   
Annual Report (PRC, IEG) 2012-13
4.   
 
 
5.   
 

 
 
1.   
Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Central Delhi District -  Dr. Suresh Sharma and Ms. Jyoti Saini
PDF

2.   

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on East Delhi District - Dr. Suresh Sharma and Ms. Jyoti Saini
PDF

3.   

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on New Delhi District - Dr. Suresh Sharma, Ms. Deepti Sikri

4.   

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Shahdara District of Delhi - Dr. Suresh Sharma, Ms. Chavi Jain

5.   

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on South Delhi District - Dr. Suresh Sharma and Ms. Manish Bothra

6.   

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on South-East Delhi District - Dr. William Joe and Ms. Jyoti Saini

7.   

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on South-West Delhi District. Dr. William Joe and Ms. Neelam Jena
PDF

8.   

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on West Delhi District -  Dr. Suresh Sharma and Ms. Chavi Jain

9.   

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on North Delhi District - Dr. Suresh Sharma and Ms. Jyotsna Sharma
PDF

10.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Kanpur Dehat District of U.P. - Dr. Suresh Sharma, Ms. Anupama George and Ms. Sangam Singh
PDF

11.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Kanpur Nagar District of U.P. - Dr. Suresh Sharma, and  Ms. Anupama George
PDF

12.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Pratapgarh District of U.P. - Dr. Suresh Sharma, Ms. Chavi Jain and Ms. Sangam Singh

13.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Lalitpur District of U.P. -  Dr. Suresh Sharma,  and Ms. Manisha Bothra
PDF

14.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Bijnor District of U.P. -  Dr. William Joe and Dr. Anjali Dash

15.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Etawah District of U.P. - Dr. Ruby Singh, Dr. Vidya Sagar Trigun and DR. Niranjan Rout

16.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Ghaziabad District of U.P. -  Dr. William Joe and Ms. Chavi Jain

17.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Moradabad District of U.P. -  Dr. William Joe and Ms. Chavi Jain

18.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Farukhabad District of  U.P. -  Dr. William Joe, Dr. Vidya Sagar Trigun and Dr. Niranjan Rout

19.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Mainpuri District of U.P. -  Dr. William Joe, Dr. Vidya Sagar Trigun and Dr. Niranjan Rout

20.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on Mohoba District of U.P. - Dr. Suresh Sharma, Ms. Shailja Jatiani and Ms. Sangam Singh

21.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on East District of Sikkim - Dr. Suresh Sharma and Ms. Manisha Bothra

22.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on North District of Sikkim -  Dr. William Joe and Ms. Jyoti Saini

23.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on South District of Sikkim - Dr. Suresh Sharma and Dr. William Joe

24.

Monitoring of important components of NRHM A report on West  District of Sikkim - Dr. William Joe and Jyoti Saini

 

HMIS Reports 

 

Sr. No.
Title
Mode
1.   
Evaluation of Health Management Information System of North Delhi,
Dr. Suresh Sharma and Ms. Sangam Singh
2.   
Evaluation of Health Management Information System of North-West Delhi,
Dr. Suresh Sharma and Ms. Anupama George
3.   
Evaluation of Health Management Information System of South-East Delhi,
Dr. William Joe and Dr. Niranjan Rout
4.   
Evaluation of Health Management Information System of West Delhi, - Dr.  Ruby Singh and Dr. Vidya Sagar Trigun
5.   
Evaluation of Health Management Information System of South Delhi, -Dr.  Ruby Singh and Ms. Chavi Jain
6.   
Evaluation of Health Management Information System of South-West Delhi,
DR. Suresh Sharma and Ms. Manisha Bothra
7.   
Evaluation of Health Management Information System of Central Delhi, -Dr. William Joe and Ms. Jyoti Saini
8.   
Evaluation of Health Management Information System of New Delhi, - Dr.  Ruby Singh and Ms. Renu Sain
9.   
Evaluation of Health Management Information System of Shahdara, -
Dr.  Ruby Singh and Ms. Renu Sain
10.
Evaluation of Health Management Information System of East Delhi, -
Dr.  Ruby Singh and Ms. Shailja Jatiani