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  • 15 Aug
    2020
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha has been invited as panelist for a Facebook Live session on 15 August 2020 at 9.00 p.m.. The title of the session is, 'Can The NEP 2020 Solve India's Kaksha Crisis?'. It is being organised by Youth Ki Awaaz. The session can be viewed on the Facebook Page of Youth Ki Awaaz. The other panelists in the session are Shradha Chhetri (Principal Correspondent, Times of India), Kayhan Sanyal (Chief Learning Officer, The PEPNETWORK), Neha Parti (Associate Director, Secondary Schools, Quest Alliance). The poster can be viewed here.  
  • 15 Aug
    2020
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha has been featured in the report titled, 'Women's Leadership in the Development Sector' by Arthan in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation. This report is 'a starting point to help start and engage with many dialogues on women's leadership in the development sector'. The report aims to inspire action and enable a more gender inclusive ecosystem across the development sector. The report shares more than 50 individual case studies of women leaders. The report can be viewed on the Arthan website here.
  • 25 Jul
    2020
    As you are aware, CBPS organises an Annual Endowment Lecture on Budgets every year. However, this year due to the pandemic, we were not able to do so. Therefore, we have decided to organise a webinar on Budgets. This webinar is in the form of a conversation with Dr. Pronab Sen on ‘Budgets: Meaning and relevance in the context of Covid-19’. Prof. M S Sriram, Chairperson, Centre for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore and a CBPS Board member will be hosting the conversation. Dr. Pronab Sen is Programme Director of the International Growth Centre (IGC) India Programme. He has held various key po...
  • 14 Jul
    2020
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha has been invited as a speaker at the Public Policy Education & Leadership Colloquium on the theme, ‘The Future of Evidence-Based Policy Making: Creating Knowledge, Building Institutions & Developing Expertise’. It is being held on 15 July 2020 at 6.30 p.m. (Indian Standard Time). It is being organised by O P Jindal Global University and Jindal School of Government and Public Policy. The other speakers in this session are Mr. Vikram Mehta (Chairman, Brookings India Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution), Prof. Sanjay Reddy (Associate Professor of Economics, The New...
  • 07 Jul
    2020
    Funded by the Malala Fund, CBPS has been working on an action research empowerment-based mentoring model for adolescent girls (hereafter, referred to as the Bihar Mentorship Project (BMP)). We started this project in 2018, and have been developing mentorship modules for adolescent children, primarily girls in government schools in Bihar. The purpose of these modules is to help students enhance their critical thinking skills and encourages them to question dominant notions around knowledge, gender, caste etc. During the lockdown imposed by Covid-19 health crisis, we conducted a large-scale r...
  • 07 Jul
    2020
    CBPS has engaged with the issue of pandemic and its implications on various issues such as education and work, and published a few newspaper articles both in print and digital media. In some cases, our opinions were covered by the newspaper articles. Some of these are listed here: As part of the #BackToSchool Campaign launched by Youth Ki Awaaz, the CBPS Team has written an article titled, 'Can Education In India Go Online If Most Girls Are Left Behind?'. It was published in Youth Ki Awaaz on 11 July 2020. Confluence (Science, Scientists and Society), Indian Academy of Sciences has pub...
  • 24 Jun
    2020
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha was invited to give a lecture on ‘Indian economy after Covid’ organised by Office of Doctoral Studies (ODS) (OP Jindal Global University) though a webinar to interact with Doctoral students across disciplines along with other guest participants. The webinar was moderated by Prof. (Dr.) Krishna Kumar Pandey (Professor and Director, ODS O.P. Jindal Global University). It was held on 22 June 2020. The webinar was divided into two equal sessions of 45 minutes each - one for the lecture and one for the Q&A. Jyotsna started by outlining the major features of pre-Covid e...
  • 05 Jun
    2020
    Prof. Vinod Vyasulu will be speaking on the 'Economic Impact of Lockdown' as part of the Lecture Series (Webinar) organised by Institute of Directors (IOD) Bangalore on 6 June 2020. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.. The details for the Zoom Webinar are - https://iodglobal.zoom.us/j/86720298968?pwd=VkUxWW5Mc0JWbDhXQjM5Vkx0czlIdz09 Meeting ID: 867 2029 8968 Password: IODBL6E The poster for the webinar can be viewed here. Kindly RSVP your confirmation to: bangalore@iodglobal.com / bd.bangalore@iodglobal.com
  • 15 May
    2020
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha was invited as a panelist to a webinar titled, ‘COVID-19 and Girls’ Education’ organised by the RTE Forum on 14 May 2020. It was from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The other panelists in this session were Prof. Namita Ranganathan (Delhi University) and Dr. Suman Sachdeva (Education Specialist, UNICEF). The session was moderated by Dr. Geeta Menon (Educationist). The webinar reflected on how an emergency like that of the COVID-19 pandemic could impact girls’ education and also deliberated on various strategies to address the inequity in girls’ education during emergencies. ...
  • 26 Mar
    2020
    A paper written by Dr. Jyotsna Jha, Dr. Archana Purohit and Mr. Sharad Pandey titled, 'Costs, costing principles and institutional framework for responsive early childhood care and education models in India: a proposition' has been published in the special edition of the British Academy Journal on 25 March 2020. It can be viewed here. This article was posted to Journal of the British Academy, volume 8, supplementary issue 2 (Early Childhood Development in the Global South). The abstract for the paper is - Governments in developing countries rarely undertake detailed costing exercises ...