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Shilpi Srivastava - Post-Doc Researcher

Resource Politics; Health and Nutrition; Digital and Technology
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Shilpi Srivastava is a Postdoctoral Researcher at IDS. She is based with the Resource Politics and Health and Nutrition Clusters. She completed her PhD in Development Studies (Sussex) in 2015. Her doctoral research focused on the politics and practice of water regulation reform in India. Her PhD study was fully funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (UK).

Trained as a political sociologist, she uses the lens of water to understand issues of power and patterns of authority to explore spaces of justice, rights and accountability. Besides researching on water policy and environmental processes, she is also increasingly interested in cross cutting research in the areas of health and nutrition, and is keen to explore new methodological terrains while doing so.

Shilpi's current research focuses on interlinkages between Uncertainty, Climate Change and Transformation in India. Additionally, through the DFID-funded mNutrition project, she is working on qualitative impact evaluation methods to analyse the potential of leveraging mobile phone technology to improve nutritional outcomes in Africa.

mNutrition is a global initiative supported by DFID, organised by GSMA, and implemented by in-country Mobile Network Operators to use mobile technology to raise the health and nutritional status of children and adults in the developing world.

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This project sees uncertainty as a key barrier to efforts to support social transformation to respond to the challenges posed by climate change.

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UNICEF and IDS are collaborating to undertake an in-depth analysis of the factors that may have led to the 16% decline in child stunting in Maharashtra evidenced in surveys covering the period 2006-2012.

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This study aims to understand and compare processes and relationships associated with the ‘marketization of nature’ – how nature-based commodities and markets for trading them are brought into being – in the context of mangrove afforestation, reforestation and restoration projects in Kenya and India.

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New Perspectives from PhD Field Research

IDS Bulletin 45.2-3 (2014)

This IDS Bulletin offers a platform for IDS PhD researchers to reflect on their fieldwork experiences, including research-related challenges, as well as cultural and personal encounters along the way. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Environment; Health; Nutrition; Politics and Power; Rights; Science and Society; Water and Sanitation.

Geographic Expertise:
Central and South Asia; India.