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  • 30 Jul
    2019
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha was a panelist at the Faculty Workshop held by Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) on 29 July 2019. The panel discussion was on How to Teach and Do Public Policy. The other panelists on that session were Prof. Madhushree Sekhar (TISS, Mumbai) and Mr. D Dhanuraj (Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi). The moderator of the session was Prof. Swagato Sarkar (JGSP).
  • 16 Jul
    2019
    Apurva K H attended and presented at the Roma Tre University on Estimating the Multiplier Effect of Social Sector Expenditure using Input-Output Table held in Rome, Italy. It was organized by the Centro Sraffa Summer School  from 5-13 July 2019. The Summer School covered a range of themes within heterodox economics with a main focus on the idea of social surplus and the related debates like Capital theory along with few INET lectures and seminars. The presentations were multi themed ranging from interpreting Sraffa through Marx, efficacy of unconventional monetary policy, Gibson Par...
  • 15 Jul
    2019
    CBPS GrOW book titled, 'Women’s Education and Empowerment in Rural India' has been published by Social Science Press. This book was based on our study Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India funded by International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC). The authors of the book are Jyotsna Jha, Neha Ghatak, Niveditha Menon, Priyanka Dutta, and Shreekanth Mahendiran. This book explores the pathways and roadblocks to women's empowerment. The authors do this through evaluation-centered research on Mahila Samakhya in Bihar, a Governmen...
  • 12 Jul
    2019
    Jyotsna Jha was a panelist at a session titled Budget 2019-20: Implications for the Future - A focus on long term issues on 11 July 2019 at Bangalore International Centre. The panel comprised of Professor Chandrakanth M G  who spoke on Agriculture and Environment, Professor Gita Sen who spoke on Healthcare, Dr. Jyotsana Jha who spoke on Education and Gender and Narayan Ramachandran who addressed Public Finance, Trade, Tax and Capital Markets and moderated the session. To view more details on the session please visit here.
  • 04 Jul
    2019
    CBPS organised a talk by Dr. Alex M. Thomas in office on 3 July 2019 at 12 p.m. He is an Assistant Professor at Azim Premji University. The title of his talk was ‘History of Economic Thought for Policy ’. The abstract for the talk is given below: After briefly introducing the key themes in Pluralistic Economics and its History, he presented a very concise account of economic thinking from William Petty to Robert Solow. Subsequently, he outlined the scope of research in the History of Economic Thought (HET) by providing a brief overview of the recent literature. By underscoring the l...
  • 01 Jul
    2019
    Jyotsna Jha and Puja Minni's paper titled, 'Bridging Old Gaps, Building New Barriers: A Study of Online Admissions under the Right to Education Act in Bangalore Urban Private Unaided Schools' has been published by Max Weber Stiftung in their Education & the Urban in India, Working Paper Series. To view the paper on their website please visit here.
  • 01 Jul
    2019
    Concluding the project titled, Critical Sociological Analysis of Skills Development Initiative in India, CBPS conducted a one day workshop with all the major stakeholders of the Vocational Secondary and Higher Secondary Education scheme (VSHSE) on 28 June 2019.The objective of the workshop was to bring all the key stakeholders on a common platform to discuss and debate about the VSHSE scheme especially from the children’s perspective and secondly, to share our research findings and solicit their feedback on the same. Twelve students and six skills trainers from six different schools an...
  • 25 Jun
    2019
    Jyotsna Jha attended the 15th Finance Commission's Consultation with economists on 24 June 2019 on their invite. The Finance Commissioner Chairman N K Singh and four other members were present. The Commission held consultations with a wide range of experts in the area of public finance and other stakeholders. It was attended by selected invited economists from premier institutions of Bangalore.  
  • 21 Jun
    2019
    Maithreyi R was a discussant at the one day National Consultation on the Draft Report of National Education Policy on 20 June 2019 organised by Centre for Child and Law, NLSIU in partnership with National Coalition for Education, New Delhi in cooperation with Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), Bangalore and Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA), Bangalore. The participants included members from civil society organisations, teachers, department representatives, School Development and Monitoring Committee members and the public at large. The discuss...
  • 01 Jun
    2019
    An article by Dr. Jyotsna Jha and Ms. Puja Minni has been published in Prajavani on 31 May 2019. It is on the Supreme Court Ruling on Aadhaar and Right to Education Admissions in Karnataka.