CBPS in collaboration with UNICEF Hyderabad Office organized a half-day workshop titled ‘Monitoring Progress towards SDGs – Resources and Beyond’ on 29th August afternoon at Hotel Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road, Bangalore.
The workshop started post lunch with a brief presentation by Mr. Srinivas Kumar A, CBPS followed by a panel discussion which consisted of Mr. Ajay Seth (Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Education Department), Mr. J V R Prasada Rao (Former Health Secretary and Special Envoy to UN Secretary General for Aids, Asia and Pacific) and Dr. Anjan Mukherji (Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University). This was followed by comments from Dr. Shabana Mitra (Center for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore) and Ms. Anshul Bamra (Development Alternatives, New Delhi).
The closing remarks was delivered by Ms. Meital Rusdia, Chief Field Office, UNICEF, Hyderabad.
The CBPS GrOW Sub-Domain was launched by Mr. J V R Prasada Rao. The GrOW Project is funded by International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC). GrOW stands for Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women. This project studies the impact of the Mahila Samakhya (MS) programme on economic empowerment of women. The larger aim of the project is to examine the barriers to economic empowerment for women in rural India and the process and manner in which collective action-based programmes, such as MS, can address these barriers. The study is located in two states, Karnataka and Bihar, and uses a combination of both quantitative and qualitative methods, namely, Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) and ethnography.