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  • 27 Jun
    2014
    CBPS, with funding from MacArthur Foundation, has initiated a three-year study on Open and Distance Learning. The research study examines ODL as a viable alternative in secondary education. It seeks to provide information on present gaps and the desired future actions for ODL. The first Advisory Committee Meeting held on 26 June 2014 in Bangalore witnessed discussion of a framework for desk review and analysis of secondary data besides planning for the next phase. Memebrs of the advisory committee are Prof.Shyam Menon (Ambedkar University), Prof. Vimala Ramachandran (NUEPA), Prof. Jyotsna Jala...
  • 27 Jun
    2014
    CBPS has collaborated with National University for Education Planning and Administration (NUEPA) to conduct a study on Working Conditions of Teachers in Karnataka. It is part of a 10-state study. A closed-group discussion workshop to present the initial findings and suggestions was organised on 26 June 2014 in Bangalore.The research covers government school teachers at the elementary and secondary levels. Government officials and representatives from the World Bank (technical partner for this study),NUEPA, Azim Premji University and Foundation, and other NGOs attended. Inputs and clarifica...
  • 23 Jun
    2014
    Dr. Hari K. Nagarajan, Professor and RBI Chair in Rural Economics, IRMA spoke to the CBPS team on using panel data to study several issues of fiscal decentralisation. His talk was followed by a very engaging discussion with the team of researchers and interns.
  • 17 Jun
    2014
    Vinod was at the Institute of Public Health on June 9, for a seminar on The Unified Health System in Brazil. It served to help understand the way the Brazilian Health System has been organised; how it is managed and financed; and draw out lessons for India. His session was part of the Public Seminar Series and was well appreciated by the researchers.
  • 07 May
    2014
    The Annual Poornima Vyasulu memorial lecture on Development & Gender will be delivered tomorrow, 8 May 2014. Srilatha Batliwala, Scholar Associate with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and independent researcher is the speaker this year. Sandhya Rao, a known name among those working on human rights and women’s issues will chair the session. The lecture is scheduled for 6 p.m at the Manorama Hall, Indian Institute of World Culture. All are invited.
  • 07 May
    2014
    The CBPS Annual Endowment Lecture on Budgets this year was by Professor Rajeev Gowda from IIM Bangalore. He spoke on Political Economy of Budgets - a topic very relevant in view of the ongoing general elections and the fact that the fall budget for this year at the national level is yet to come out. The event took place on the 29th of April 2014 at Manorama Hall, Indian Institute of World Culture.
  • 02 Apr
    2014
    Srinivas participated in a three-day conference from 26-28 March 2014 on Impact Evaluation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme organised by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai in collaboration with Institute of Food Policy Research, Cornell University, USA, and International Initiative for Impact Evaluation. He presented a paper on a study conducted by CBPS for Government of Karnataka on the Role of MNREGA in Improving Land Productivity.
  • 28 Mar
    2014
    Students in the final year of their Masters degree programmes have exciting opportunities to intern with CBPS from May onwards. Details are available on the Careers section of the CBPS website .
  • 03 Feb
    2014
    Neha represented CBPS at a three-day seminar on Addressing Equity Issues in Education at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 29-31 January, 2014. She shared findings and insights from research studies undertaken by CBPS on the RTE in the session themed Getting to the Roots: What are the barriers towards achieving equity in our education system? Examining key barriers in the session sub-theme In wider educational Institutions and systems was at the core of her engagement.
  • 17 Jan
    2014
    CBPS is organising a half a day seminar on Public Expenditure on Children in Karnataka at Hotel Capitol in Bangalore on 24th January, 2014, National Girl Child Day. We are extremely happy that Umashree, Minister for Women and Child Development in Karnataka has agreed to inaugurate this seminar and noted social scientist and philosopher, Dr. Shobha Raghuram has agreed to give the keynote address.