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  • 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 ...
  • 11 Mar
    2020
    Jyotsna Jha has been invited to be a Panelist at the Tata Trusts' Women's Day Event - The Force Beyond on 12 March 2020 in Mumbai. The Force Beyond is a philanthropic effort by the Tata Trusts to encourage a gender equal world.  The keynote address will be delivered by Eric Falt (Director and UNESCO Representative, New Delhi). The first panel where Jyotsna is a panelist is titled, 'Changing the gender paradigm in the Hinterland through economic empowerment'. The other panelists in that session are Abhijit Das (Director, Centre for Health and Social Justice), Nidhi Bansal (Senior Direct...
  • 08 Mar
    2020
    CBPS Team would like to wish each and every woman a happy International Women’s Day. On this occasion, two of our team members have written blog posts - one being a three-part blog which is part of the CBPS Gender Blog Series and one a poem. Dr. Niveditha Menon has written a three - part blog which is part of the CBPS Gender Blog Series, titled - The question of difference (Part one of three): Two stories The question of difference (Part two of three):  Meaning of difference The Question of Difference (Part three of three): Poverty of Imagination Mr. Syed Mazahir Husain has w...
  • 06 Mar
    2020
    Azim Premji University will be organising its first Conference on Development on 2 - 4 September 2020. The Call for Papers can be viewed here. The focus of the Debates Around Development Alternatives conference is on Governance Initiatives in development, explored in three dimensions namely, development actions, development research and development education. All submissions should be mailed to ucd@apu.edu.in
  • 06 Mar
    2020
    The book titled ‘Open and Distance Learning in Secondary School Education in India – Potentials and Limitations’ published by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group is out in the South-Asian markets. 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 book had been earlier brought out in the UK/ US markets and can be viewed here. The authors of the book are Jyotsna Jha, Neha Ghatak, Puja Minni, Shobita Rajagopal and Shreekanth Mahendiran. This bo...
  • 24 Feb
    2020
    We invite you to a Convention on Women and Labour on 29 February 2020 at Kondajji Basappa Auditorium, Palace Road, Bangalore.  It is being organised by Gram Seva Sangh in collaboration with the Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS). The other contributors are Hasiru Dala, Fields of View, Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi, N.S.S - State Cell. The concept note and agenda can be viewed here. The poster can be viewed here.
  • 17 Feb
    2020
    Madhusudhan B V Rao was an invited panelist on public health at the Budget in Context: Myths and Realities - A Public Discussion Demystifying Union Budget 2020. It was organised by Bengaluru Collective, Centre for Social Concern, Ashirvad and St. Joseph's College and was held on 16 February 2020. The keynote lecture was delivered by Professor Venkatsh Athreya (Economist). There were several other invited speakers from different sectors namely, political economy of growth, education, agriculture and rural development, public sector units and industries and distressing data or data in distress: ...
  • 14 Feb
    2020
    A Paper titled, 'Normative development in rural India: ‘school readiness’ and early childhood care and education' has been published on Taylor & Francis Online on 13 February 2020. The authors are Dr. Aarthi Sriprakash, Dr. R Maithreyi, Mr. Akash Kumar, Dr. Pallawi Sinha and Ms. Ketaki Prabha. The paper can be viewed at the Taylor & Francis Online website. This paper is based on research undertaken for the project titled, 'Examining the contexts, practices and costs of early childhood care and education in India: Responsive models for child development' funded by the British Aca...
  • 13 Feb
    2020
    As part of the action research study - Bihar Mentorship Project [BMP] funded by the Malala fund, CBPS conducted two workshops in Patna from 9th February, 2020 to 12th February, 2020. The first workshop, which lasted for three days, was conducted by Neha Ghatak along with the CBPS team for the field investigators on the upcoming midline survey. The field investigators were first familiarized with the BMP project. Further, they were trained on the midline survey questionnaire. Role play and peer practice sessions were used to train them on the modalities of the field and on the probable probl...