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  • 27 Nov
    2019
    The book titled 'Open and Distance Learning in Secondary School Education in India - Potentials and Limitations' published by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group is out for the UK/ US markets. It will be made available in the South-Asian markets soon. This book was based on our study Open and Distance Learning as a Cost-effective Option for Secondary Level Schooling in India: Potential and Prerequisites funded by MacArthur Foundation. The authors of the book are Jyotsna Jha, Neha Ghatak, Puja Minni, Shobita Rajagopal and Shreekanth Mahendiran. This book is the first systematic attem...
  • 25 Nov
    2019
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha attended and participated in the Gulmakai Network Regional Convening at Doha, Qatar on 18-19 November 2019. The Gulmakai Network’s Afghanistan, India and Pakistan Chapters and three Nigerian Champions convened alongside the 2019 WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar. Malala Fund hosted the Regional Convening from 18-19 November2019. The GI champions also attended the WISE Summit that was held from 20-21 November 2019 in Doha. The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) is a multi-sectoral platform offering the global education community a unique opportunity to meet, share exp...
  • 25 Nov
    2019
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha attended and presented at the UNICEF Inception Scoping Workshop titled, 'Evidence on Educational Strategies to address Child labour in India and Bangladesh' on 13-14 November 2019 in New Delhi. Jyotsna presented on 14 November 2019. The title of her presentation was, 'Work and Schooling: Landscaping educational strategies to address child labour in India'. The session was titled, 'Educational strategies to address child labour'. The other panelist of this session was Samir Ranjan Nath, BRAC Institute for Education and Development (BIED). The chair of the session was Subir Sh...
  • 14 Nov
    2019
    Madhusudhan Rao B.V. attended the Review Meeting on Child Budgeting in Odisha held by UNICEF with Centre for Excellence in Finance and Taxation (CEFT), Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. This was to provide the inputs for refining the child budget document in Odisha. The public finance for children study was presented to the audience along with the Odisha state picture. The round table also discussed the capacity building programme module, outcome budget document and Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) for planning and tracking. Members of CEFT, UNICEF, state finance department p...
  • 14 Oct
    2019
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha will be delivering a talk at TIFR, Hyderabad on 15 October 2019 at 4 p.m. The title of the talk is 'Women’s empowerment through public policy: A mirage, a distant dream or a reality?'. It is a presentation based on an evaluative study of Mahila Samkhya (MS), a State funded programme for women’s education and empowerment. Mahila Samkhya (MS) is perhaps the only State funded programme that was largely based on feminist theory and located within State machinery, implemented in 11 Indian states. Based on an evaluation following cross-sectional analyses (using both quantitat...
  • 10 Sep
    2019
    IndiaSpend publishes an article by Dr. Jyotsna Jha and Mr. Madhusudhan B V Rao titled, 'India’s Education Budget Cannot Fund Proposed New Education Policy' on 10 September 2019.
  • 06 Sep
    2019
    We have openings for research assistants or associates. We are looking for candidates with an interest in qualitative research projects, with also a specific interest in areas of education and gender studies. The selected candidate will be required to work on the on-going Malala Mentorship project funded by Malala fund along with other projects. The projects involve extensive qualitative research along with qualitative data analysis, field work and report writing. For more information please view the job description here.
  • 03 Sep
    2019
    A project and policy dissemination workshop was held for the British Academy funded project titled, Early Childhood Care and Education in India: Examining contexts, costs and practices conducted by CBPS in collaboration with University of Cambridge. The one and a half day workshop brought together policy makers, grassroots organisations and academics, to reflect upon project findings in relation to planning for 'responsive' ECCE models, as well as the recent draft National Education Policy. The sessions included the presentation of ethnographic findings from the study and a framework for cost...
  • 30 Aug
    2019
    Public Expenditure on Children in India - Trends and Patterns report was launched on 29 August 2019 by Mr. I S N Prasad, Dr. Vinod Vyasulu, Prof. Jandhyala Tilak, Dr. Geeta Menon, Mr. Ambarish Rai and Dr. Jyotsna Jha. It was held at Radisson Blue Atria, Bangalore at 5.00 p.m. 
  • 28 Aug
    2019
    CBPS organised a talk by Prof. Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Director, Ramaiah Public Policy Center, Bengaluru. He is also a Professor Emeritus of Information and Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He spoke on, 'Systematic Policymaking Using Ontologies: How to Make the ‘Elephant’ Dance'. In his presentation, he discussed on how policies can be made systematically using ontologies. He went on to describe how ontologies can be used in all four stages of policy-making – Intelligence, Design, Choice, and Assessment. It  detailed on how ontologies can be constructed and appl...