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  • 14 Oct
    2019
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha will be delivering a talk at TIFR, Hyderabad on 15 October 2019 at 4 p.m. The title of the talk is 'Women’s empowerment through public policy: A mirage, a distant dream or a reality?'. It is a presentation based on an evaluative study of Mahila Samkhya (MS), a State funded programme for women’s education and empowerment. Mahila Samkhya (MS) is perhaps the only State funded programme that was largely based on feminist theory and located within State machinery, implemented in 11 Indian states. Based on an evaluation following cross-sectional analyses (using both quantitat...
  • 10 Sep
    2019
    IndiaSpend publishes an article by Dr. Jyotsna Jha and Mr. Madhusudhan B V Rao titled, 'India’s Education Budget Cannot Fund Proposed New Education Policy' on 10 September 2019.
  • 06 Sep
    2019
    We have openings for research assistants or associates. We are looking for candidates with an interest in qualitative research projects, with also a specific interest in areas of education and gender studies. The selected candidate will be required to work on the on-going Malala Mentorship project funded by Malala fund along with other projects. The projects involve extensive qualitative research along with qualitative data analysis, field work and report writing. For more information please view the job description here.
  • 03 Sep
    2019
    A project and policy dissemination workshop was held for the British Academy funded project titled, Early Childhood Care and Education in India: Examining contexts, costs and practices conducted by CBPS in collaboration with University of Cambridge. The one and a half day workshop brought together policy makers, grassroots organisations and academics, to reflect upon project findings in relation to planning for 'responsive' ECCE models, as well as the recent draft National Education Policy. The sessions included the presentation of ethnographic findings from the study and a framework for cost...
  • 30 Aug
    2019
    Public Expenditure on Children in India - Trends and Patterns report was launched on 29 August 2019 by Mr. I S N Prasad, Dr. Vinod Vyasulu, Prof. Jandhyala Tilak, Dr. Geeta Menon, Mr. Ambarish Rai and Dr. Jyotsna Jha. It was held at Radisson Blue Atria, Bangalore at 5.00 p.m. 
  • 28 Aug
    2019
    CBPS organised a talk by Prof. Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Director, Ramaiah Public Policy Center, Bengaluru. He is also a Professor Emeritus of Information and Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He spoke on, 'Systematic Policymaking Using Ontologies: How to Make the ‘Elephant’ Dance'. In his presentation, he discussed on how policies can be made systematically using ontologies. He went on to describe how ontologies can be used in all four stages of policy-making – Intelligence, Design, Choice, and Assessment. It  detailed on how ontologies can be constructed and appl...
  • 21 Aug
    2019
    It gives us great pleasure to inform you that a book titled, 'Women’s Education and Empowerment in Rural India' has been published by Social Science Press/ Taylor and Francis. This book is 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). This book will be launched by Dr. Gita Sen, Dr. Shobha Raghuram and Ms. Uma Mahadevan. They will also be the discussants. The moderator of the session will be Ms. Uma Mahadevan. The authors of the book are Jyotsna Jha, Ne...
  • 21 Aug
    2019
    CBPS team will be presenting at a panel discussion at the XIV CPP Conference (2019), IIMB. The panel discussion is on 'Public Expenditure Review of Health and Education in Select States' and is scheduled on 22 August 2019 at 3.45 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Dr. Gayathri Raghuraman will present - Public Expenditure Review of Health in Maharashtra and Rajasthan, Dr. Archana Purohit will present - Public Expenditure Review of Education of Six Indian States and Mr. Madhusudhan B V Rao will present - Trends, Patterns and Processes: An Analysis of Public Expenditure for Secondary Education in Tamil Nad...
  • 19 Aug
    2019
    Apurva K H attended Second Workshop on Advanced Macroeconomics conducted by Azim Premji University on specific macro-theme, 'Money and the Economy' on 16-17 August 2019. The workshop discussed nature, functions and forms of money alongside the significance and the limitations of monetary policies in the Indian context where the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) is in place and fiscal discipline is considered sanctity. A narrative history of Indian Monetary Policy was unfolded and adding to that an insider from RBI provided underlying process involved in making Indian Monetary...
  • 19 Aug
    2019
    Achala S Yareseeme attended and presented at the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) – Asia Convening on Estimating the Multiplier Effect of Social Sector Expenditure using Input-Output Table held at Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Vietnam from 12 - 15 August 2019. The Asia convening held more than 150 presentations under 17 different working groups including groups on Africa, Complexity, Cooperatives, Development, East Asia, Economic History, Finance, Law and Economics, Financial Stability, Gender and Economics, Inequality, Innovation, Keynesian Economics, South Asia, States and Marke...