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  • 28 Sep
    2020
    Every year Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore organises a memorial lecture for one of our founding members, Dr. Poornima Vyasulu. This year due to the pandemic, it will be a webinar wherein, Dr. Jyotsna Jha will be in conversation with Prof. Vijay Padaki based on his work on Theatre in Education. Prof. Padaki will be speaking on, ‘Educational Ideals Through the Theatre’. The conversation will be followed by a short Question & Answer session. This will be held on 30 September 2020 at 11.30 a.m. via zoom and will also be livestreamed on the CBPS YouTube page. A pos...
  • 25 Sep
    2020
    A factsheet titled, 'Building back better - Gender - responsive strategies to address the impact of COVID-19 on girls' education' has been developed by the India Champions for Girls' Education. This initiative, supported by Malala Fund, is made up of education champions across civil society who are working to speed up progress towards girls’ education.
  • 23 Aug
    2020
    'Mapping the Profession of Teaching in South Asia' chapter has been published as part of a volume in the Handbook of Education Systems in South Asia, Global Education Systems book series. It has been published online on SpringerLink platform. The authors are Jyotsna Jha, Puja Minni and Manzoor Ahmed. The editors of the Handbook of Education Systems in South Asia are Padma M. Sarangapani and Rekha Pappu. The first online copy was published on 21 August 2020. Citation for this entry - Jha J., Minni P., Ahmed M. (2020) Mapping the Profession of Teaching in South Asia. In: Sarangapani ...
  • 21 Aug
    2020
    CBPS Team will be participating in the XV International Conference on Public Policy and Management, Centre for Public Policy, IIMB 2020. The conference is being held on 24-26 August 2020. The registration links are given in the schedule. CBPS Team are presenting two track sessions - 1. Continuing education during crisis and beyond: Overcoming immediate and structural barriers (24 August 2020 -11.00 a.m. to 12.45 p.m.) The chair of this session will be Dr. Niveditha Menon (CBPS). The following are the titles of presentations along with their respective presenters - - Challenges of dist...
  • 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: Deccan Herald (DH Radio) published a podcast titled, ‘This Bengaluru-based NGO uses postcards to mentor children in Bihar’ on 25 September 2020. It is based on the CBPS post-COVID response for continuing education in selected State Schools in Bihar: Postcards for students-Empowerment based Mentoring Model....