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Quality of Surveys in NFHS

I am referring to the following two sentences appearing on page 37 of the article by S Irudaya Rajan and K S James “Third National Family Health Survey in India: Issues, Problems and Prospects” (EPW, 29 November 2008).

(1) “Assigning data collection to consulting agencies that had no capacity-building agenda resulted in the survey becoming more a money-making exercise than one focusing on delivering good data”.

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