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  • 19 Apr
    2018
    Malala Fund announces Dr. Jyotsna Jha, Director, Centre for Budget and Policy Stuides (CBPS), Bangalore as a Gulmakai Network Champion. The Gulmakai Network is Malala Fund’s initiative to support local education activists who work in countries where girls face the greatest barriers to education. This is an acknowledgement of Jyotsna's long years of work in the areas of education and gender. The link to the article on the Malala Fund website is titled Welcoming a new cohort of Gulmakai Champions and can be viewed here. The official press release from Malala Fund can be viewed her...
  • 18 Apr
    2018
    As you are aware, every year Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore organises an Annual Endowment Lecture on Budgets at the Indian Institute of World Culture in Basavangudi, Bangalore. This year, Dr. Rathin Roy, Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) will be speaking on a very interesting and relevant topic Why Keynesians should be worried about the fiscal deficit in India. Mr. I. S. N. Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Government of Karnataka will chair the session. The lecture is scheduled on 18 April 2018 at 5.30 p.m. Tea and sn...
  • 10 Apr
    2018
    Jyotsna and Niveditha spent five days (4 - 8 April 2018) in Rajasthan to evaluate the Doosra Dashak (DD) programme for Tata Trusts. The DD programme focuses on adolescents and youth, with social mobilisation and education as the two primary and critical strategies towards creating social change. The DD programme tries to mitigate and circumvent geographical and social constraints by focusing on creating informal mechanisms such as residential camps and through intensive engagement with anganwadis, women's groups, and community members. Given CBPS and DD both engage in critical issues related ...
  • 15 Mar
    2018
    Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) is pleased to announce that the organisation has turned 20 years old! Marking this 20 year celebration, we organised two events on the 13th and 14th of March, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Atria Hotel in Bangalore. The first event on 13th March 2018 was to celebrate the 20 years of CBPS. The keynote address was given by Dr. Shantha Sinha. This was followed by felicitating, honouring and thanking of past presidents of the CBPS Governing Board as well as employees (past and present) who have worked in CBPS for over 5 years. This was followed by a pan...
  • 28 Feb
    2018
    CBPS organised a film screening for the media titled ‘Conversation Among Equals: A Film Screening’ on 27 February 2018 at St. Marks Hotel, Bangalore. Conversation Among Equals was a screening of 10 short films about the Mahila Samakhya progamme in Bihar and Karnataka. The films are part of a larger research study conducted by CBPS with fund support from IDRC, Canada titled “Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India”. The three-year study on Mahila Samakhya evaluated the programme’s impact on women’s economic empowerment in two India...
  • 19 Feb
    2018
    CBPS organised a Dissemination workshop titled “Conversation among Equals?” An evaluation-based research on Mahila Samakhya in Bihar and Karnataka organised in India International Centre, New Delhi on 16 February 2018. This workshop was conducted to share the findings, policy implications, and insights from our study titled Together We can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India. The study was conducted in two states – Bihar and Karnataka using a mixed-method approach. After presenting the findings of the study, the three panel dis...
  • 09 Feb
    2018
    CBPS held its fourth GrOW (Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women) Advisory Committee Meeting on 7 February 2018. It was held in the CBPS office. The project is on Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India. It was attended by only one of the advisory committee members namely Dr. Shobha Raghuram (Development Studies and Philosophy; Social Justice and Public Policy). The CBPS GrOW research team presented and attended the meeting.  
  • 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.