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  • 21 Jan
    2021
    Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) conducted a one-day intensive teachers training workshop on 19 January 2021 in Patna under the Bihar Mentorship Project (BMP). The project is in its final transitioning phase between action-research and advocacy. As part of the first day, a training workshop for teachers from ten government schools of Patna and Muzaffarpur was organised. The training sessions were conducted by Dr. Jyotsna Jha, Mr. Prasad Gummaluri and Ms. Neha Ghatak. Seventeen teachers attended and actively participated in the workshop. The workshop yielded a positive outcome, gi...
  • 13 Jan
    2021
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha was invited as a panelist to the National Webinar titled, ‘Barriers and Enablers to Girls’ Secondary Education COVID-19 and Beyond’ on 12 January 2021. It was organised by Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur (ISDJ), Development Solutions (DS), New Delhi and IPE Global. The keynote speaker was Prof. Shanta Sinha (Founder Secretary, MV Foundation, Hyderabad). The other panelists were Ms. Anjela Taneja (Lead Inequality Campaign, OXFAM India), Ms. Vasudha Chakravathy (Development Solutions Inc, New Delhi) and Mr. Ashish Mukherjee (IPE Global, Jaipur, Rajasthan). Th...
  • 01 Jan
    2021
    CBPS Team wishes all of you a very happy new year!
  • 29 Dec
    2020
    Jyotsna Jha was invited as a panelist to the mint - Road to Recovery Budget 2021. The session was titled, 'Pandemic, unemployment, inequality: The way forward' on 28  December 2020. It was organised by the mint. The other panelists in the session were Manish Sabharwal (Chairman and Co-Founder, Teamlease Services Ltd), Rosa Abraham (Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Employment, Azim Premji University) and Ashutosh Gupta (India Country Manager, LinkedIn). The moderator of the session was Mitali Mukherjee (Fellow, ORF). The poster for the session can be viewed here.
  • 14 Dec
    2020
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha was invited by the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) (Government of Karnataka) to deliver the Keynote Address at the four-day National Level Training Program on ‘Gender Budgeting’ on 8 December 2020. This was sponsored by MWCD and organised on 8-12 December 2020. Ms. Deepa Kotnis (Additional Director, FPI) and Shri Sujit Kumar Chowdhury (Director, FPI) addressed the participants.
  • 04 Dec
    2020
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha was invited as a panelist for a webinar titled, 'Girl's Education Endures' organised by Room to Read on 3 December 2020. The title of the session was, 'Preparing for Girls Education during and beyond COIVD 19'. The other panelists in the session were - Ms. Vrinda Sarup (IAS (Retd), Ex- Secretary at Department of School Education & Literacy), Dr. Suman Sachdeva (Education Specialist, UNICEF Delhi), Dr. Mona Yadav (Head - Gender Studies, NCERT) and Ms. Kamala Bisht (Room to Read Program Alumnae). The title of Jyotsna's presentation was 'Girls’ education endures ... and s...
  • 26 Nov
    2020
    With great pleasure, we as a part of Champions For Girls’ Education have released the report “Life in the time of Covid-19: Mapping the impact of Covid-19 on the lives of school going children especially girls in India” on 26th November 2020. The study was conducted by Centre For Budget and Policy Studies on behalf of Champions for Girls’ Education, across 3176 households across 5 states in India – Assam (5 Districts), Bihar (8 Districts), Uttar Pradesh-UP (11 Districts) and Telangana (4 Districts), and Delhi (1 District) in order to understand: The impact of Covid-1...
  • 25 Nov
    2020
    Jyotsna Jha was invited as a speaker to a Stakeholder Consultation Webinar titled, ‘Moving from Commitment to Practice in a COVID-19 Context – A Stakeholder Consultation for Informing Gender Transformation Financing and Budgeting (2021-22)’. It was organised by Feminist Policy Collective (FPC) on 23-24 November 2020. Jyotsna’s presentation was titled, ‘Girls’ and Women’s Education for Freedoms and Equality: The Budget implications’ on 23 November 2020. The title of the session was, ‘Investments to enhance capacity of women and girls.’ The other speakers of this session w...
  • 24 Nov
    2020
    With great pleasure, we as a part of Champions For Girls' Education would like to invite you today to the release of the report “Life in the time of Covid-19 : Mapping the impact of Covid-19 on the lives of school going children especially girls in India" (hosted and organized by RTE Forum) on 26th November from 3:30 pm to 6 pm. The study was conducted by Centre For Budget and Policy Studies on behalf of Champions for Girls' Education, across 3176 households across 5 states in India - Assam (5 Districts), Bihar (8 Districts), Uttar Pradesh-UP (11 Districts) and Telangana (4 Dis...
  • 19 Nov
    2020
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha was invited by O P Jindal Global University to conduct a Gender Budgeting Workshop on 18 November 2020. The students who attended this workshop were from the first year of Masters in Public Policy.