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  • 07 Aug
    2017
    CBPS with support of UNICEF Hyderabad office (UNICEF Office Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana) released a policy brief on 15 years’ of “Public Expenditure Data Analysis on Children in Karnataka”. The policy brief on Public Expenditure on children in Karnataka (2001-02 to 2017-18) was released by the Honorable Chairman, Karnataka Legislative Council, Mr. D. H. Shankaramurthy during a meeting organized by Karnataka Legislators’ Forum for Child Rights on 4 August 2017, in Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru. The release was witnessed by Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, Country Representative, UNI...
  • 20 Jul
    2017
    A research article titled 'Understanding the Profile, Motivations and Current Status of Academic Graduates through Open and Distance Schooling in India' by Jyotsna Jha, Neha Ghatak, Shreekanth Mahendiran was published in the Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D (Vol 4, No 2 (2017)). This is a special issue in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning. The link for the article is here.  
  • 19 Jul
    2017
    Jyotsna's review of the book in the new Seminar edition -  Interpreting the World To Change It: Essays for Prabhat Patnaik was published by  LIVESTOCK LANDSCAPES. The review can be viewed here.
  • 07 Jul
    2017
    Sharad and Madhuwanti attended The Shadow Education system: Institutional analysis of the private tutoring system in India held in RV Educational Consortium in Bangalore on 5th July 2017. Sujatha Rao, presented the findings from her study which was conducted in Bangalore and Salem. The study gave us an intriguing insight into how the private coaching centres use various legalising mechanisms to emerge as an actor in the field of education. The study framework used was that of Institutional analysis of R. Scott.
  • 07 Jul
    2017
    Jyotsna and Maithreyi presented papers at the 5th Regulating for Decent Work Conference: Future of Work, 2017 at the International Labour Office (ILO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference was held from 3 to 5 July 2017. It was organised by University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Institute for Advanced labour Studies) and International Labour Organisation (ILO). Jyotsna presented a paper titled "Schooling for Education or mere Certification: examining the experiences of Open and Distance Leaning at Secondary Level in India " and Maithreyi presented a paper titled "Skills Educatio...
  • 29 Jun
    2017
    A National Consultation Workshop on 'ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education ) Programmes in India: Identifying Innovative Models, Pedagogies and Approaches' was held by CBPS and Save the Children jointly, at the India International Centre, New Delhi on 28 June, 2017. The aim of the workshop was to share the approach of the study that is being undertaken by CBPS on the status of ECCE programmes in India and development of an alternative costing model for ECCE, for Save the Children, and to collate more information about existing innovative practices and programmes in ECCE in India. The works...
  • 23 Jun
    2017
    The training was conducted for all district and block level officials, regarding the Mathru Poorna Scheme. The training was on the importance of nutrition for women and children, during the pregnancy and post pregnancy period. The team from CBPS, made a presentation on the findings from their ethnographic study in Jamkhandi and HD Kote, where the scheme was started on a pilot basis. The presentation was followed by a question-answer round. It was held on 22 June 2017 at the Executive Development Centre, Bangalore. It was attended by  officials from WCD namely Joint Directors, Deputy Direct...
  • 09 May
    2017
    Niveditha Menon, Neha Ghatak and Priyanka Dutta attended the Third World’s Conference on Women’s Studies 2017, titled “Building  Resilience: Dialogue, Collaboration and Partnerships across our Differences” held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 4th to 6th May, 2017. The conference was hosted by the Bridgewater State University, USA and organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) in collaboration with Nepal Center for Contemporary Research, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies, University of Karachi, Pakistan and Rikkyo University, Japan. The team present...
  • 04 May
    2017
    As you are aware, every year Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore organises an Annual Endowment Lecture on Gender and Development in memory of Dr. Poornima Vyasulu on the occasion of her birthday on 13th May.  This year, Nandana Reddy, Co-Founder, The Concerned For Working Children will be speaking on ‘Crisis of Democracy in India: the Impact on Development and Gender’. She is a trade unionist and political and civil liberties activist is deeply involved with the informal, unorganised sector for the past 45 years. Her campaign against Indira Gandhi after the emerge...
  • 24 Apr
    2017
    The GrOW team had submitted two papers to an international conference organised by the Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC) in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) titled “Gender, Work and Society: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects for Women’s Economic Empowerment” that took  place in Lahore, Pakistan. Owing to issues related to visa regulations, the team was unable to go to the conference. Therefore, both the presentations were made via Skype.  Niveditha Menon presented the paper titled, 'The methodology of Mahila Samakhya: Understanding the Sangha as a spac...