The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on Mental Health Services: The Provider Perspective

Sapna Nair, Preethi Kannan, Kaustav Mehta, Ananya Raju, John Mathew, Padmavati Ramachandran

This exploratory study supported by the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development, at the University of Oxford, provides insight into Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF)’s experience in providing mental health services to communities in Tamil Nadu, in the Covid-19 context.


Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness among Youth: Evaluation of the Kissa Kahani Program

This study examines the impact of a community-based multi-media intervention that aims to improve sexual and reproductive health awareness among youth.


Impact Assessment of Infosys Foundation’s Grants

As part of this project, the Infosys Foundation engaged LEAD to undertake impact assessments of its grantee portfolio.


Tamil Nadu Socioeconomic Mobility Survey

This panel survey was initiated to understand the long-term pathways that influence socio-economic development.


Exploring the Uptake and Use of Supplementary Nutrition under ICDS

This study examines the demand and supply side factors that influence the uptake of Take Home Rations provided under the ICDS program, in Tamil Nadu.


COVID-19 and its Impact on Mental Health Services

This project examines the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare services for mentally ill populations, from the perspective of a service provider.


Father Involvement in Early Childhood Care: Insights From an Intervention Among Parents in Rural India

Sapna Nair, Shivani Chandramohan, Nandhini Sundaravathanam, Arvind Balaji Rajasekaran, Rathish Sekhar

This paper discusses insights from the design and implementation of a study that tested the impact of techno-social innovations in improving the involvement of fathers in child-care on child development outcomes.

Microloans, Bednets and Malaria: Evidence From a Randomized Controlled Trial in Odisha

This study evaluates the uptake of a health-protecting technology, insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs), through micro-consumer loans, as compared to free distribution and control conditions.


Chronic Sleep Deprivation Among the Poor: A Lab-and-Field Approach in India

This study examines the impact of sleep deprivation on cognitive function, decision-making and economic outcomes.


India Child Well-being Report

Sarojitha Arokiaraj, Sapna Nair, Vigneshraja Kadirvell, Bestin Samuel

This report aims to measure child well-being as a state of being that facilitates i) Healthy Individual Development, ii) Positive Relationships and iii) Protective Contexts. The indices and the scores on child well-being have been computed using a rigorous methodology that involved normalisation and transforming negative indicators to positive indicators – a method similar to the calculation of the Human Development Index (HDI).