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  • 08 Feb
    2018
    Jyotsna Jha and Mrinalika R Pandit will be presenting ”Conversation among Equals? The Story of Mahila Samakhya” (Presentation and Discussion based on screening of eight short films on women’s empowerment and related challenges) at the International Centre Goa which would be a part of Difficult Dialogues 2018 Summit. The presentation is on 10 February 2018 from 12.00 p.m. to 3 p.m.at Zuari, International Centre Goa. This is based on on our study titled Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India (GrOW) To view the poster pl...
  • 22 Jan
    2018
    Madhusudhan Rao B.V. attended two- days Conclave on 19 and 20 January 2018 at National Institute for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad on Transforming India through Strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions (TISPRI) project. The works of CBPS on PRI budgets, training and capacity building was discussed during the meeting. The importance of research inputs in designing the training and implementing of training programmes was emphasised.
  • 16 Jan
    2018
    Maithreyi's paper, on 'Rights, Responsibility, and Participation in Education: The Case of the Right to Education in India', co-authored with Arathi Sriprakash from University of Cambridge has been published in NORRAG's first special issue on the Right to Education (RTE). The paper discusses how the rights discourse and instrumental role awarded to parents further entrenches inequalities within the Indian education system, rather than mitigating it. The NORRAG's first special issue on The Right to Education Movements and Policies: Promises and Realities can be viewed here.
  • 19 Dec
    2017
    Priyanka, Shruti and Sharad from CBPS attended the 59th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) held from 16-18 December 2017 in the premises of Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The Conference was being organised by the Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Thiruvananthapuram Kerala in collaboration with the Department of Economics, Kerala University and the Center for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. Priyanka presented a paper titled ‘From Garden to Tea Pot: The Political Economy of Women’s Work i...
  • 15 Dec
    2017
    Professor M S Sriram, Treasurer of CBPS’s Governing Board, edited a book titled ‘Talking Financial Inclusion in Liberalised India: Conversations with Governors of the RBI’. The book was released at the inaugural session of the 14th Inclusive Finance Summit held in New Delhi from the 11th to the 13th of December 2017. The summit was attended by over 90 leaders from across the world who debated and discussed various strategies to achieve universal financial inclusion in the country. To view the gallery please visit here.
  • 05 Dec
    2017
    Jyotsna Jha was a speaker at the Measuring SDG4 with PIRLS data: UNESCO and International Association for Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) released an international reading literacy study in Paris on 5 December 2017. UNESCO and the IEA co-hosted the international release of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and ePIRLS 2016.  International learning assessments such as PIRLS make an important contribution to measuring progress towards SDG4, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for ...
  • 04 Dec
    2017
    Commonwealth of Learning (COL) report examines boys’ underperformance in education - A report by the CBPS team. The report was written by Dr Jyotsna Jha, Dr Niveditha Menon and Debanita Chatterjee. The article states that the report, which is a follow-up to a report in 2006, provides a series of recommendations for action that include schools and teachers, home and community, policy and technology-aided solutions, including the possible role of open and distance learning.The link for the article is available here.
  • 01 Dec
    2017
    Jyotsna and Shreekanth attended a workshop titled “UK India Workshop on Big-Data for Better Governance and Policy Making" organised by the British Deputy High Commission Bengaluru  in collaboration with the IIITB. It was held on 30 November 2017 at the Regency –II, ITC Windsor Manor, Golf Course Road, Bengaluru.   
  • 30 Nov
    2017
    CBPS supported a workshop hosted by the Best Practices Foundation (BPF) titled 'Northern Regional Workshop for MS Federations' at Patna on the 28 and 29 November, 2017. The primary objective of the workshop was to bring together the federations formed in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam to facilitate a dialogue about the future amongst the federations. The stated objectives were: (1) For the federations to review their strengths, the challenges they face, institutional barriers, and possible ways forward, (2) to enable the federations to build a strong solidarity-based network of i...
  • 29 Nov
    2017
    Jyotsna and Maithreyi's chapters have been published in a book titled 'Childhoods in India: Traditions, Trends and Transformations' edited by T. S. Saraswathi, Shailaja Menon and Ankur Madan. The book has been published by Routledge – Taylor & Francis. Jyotsna Jha's chapter is titled, ''Education and gender: a critical analysis of policies in India". She also makes a reference to the CBPS GrOW 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). Maithreyi R's chapter is t...