This February 2023, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies completed its 25 Years of Meaningful Existence. Through the years, we have made significant contributions to policy discourse in the areas of Education, Public Finance and Governance, Gender, Health & Nutrition. #CBPS25Years
The Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore completed its 25th year in February 2023. To mark this occasion, we hosted a two-day conference which focussed on the central role and relationship between institutions and public policy. There was an opening plenary session and a closing plenary session where eminent speakers deliberated on a host of related issues.
The objective of the conference was to explore the relationship between institutions and public policy, especially in relation to the following themes:
A call was sent out to a wide-ranging number of institutions and organisations inviting young scholars (researchers, practitioners and policymakers below 40 years) to submit an abstract. After the review process, the papers were presented at the conference. The research team at CBPS also presented at least one paper each based on their research in each of the four themes.
The Public Lecture which was delivered on 16th of March 2023 by Prof. Vinod Vyasulu titled, ‘Institutions and Public Policy: Reflections on CBPS@25‘ can be viewed here.
A few videos capturing some of the key highlights of CBPS@25 were also produced and can be viewed here:
This year marks the beginning of our one-year CBPS Research Fellowship where we have identified five budding researchers for mentoring. The Fellowship will help scholars to develop research skills in the areas of Education, Gender, Governance, Health & Nutrition, Public finance, Livelihoods and Social Security.