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  • 15 Dec
    2023
    We are happy to present an account of our work through this Annual Report for April 2022–March 2023. Read it here.
  • 28 Nov
    2023
    As CBPS completes 25 years, former Director Dr. Jyotsna Jha reflects on her 13 years of leadership at CBPS in an article titled ‘Evolution of an Independent Research Institution: A Reflective Analysis’. What makes the article interesting is the way in which her own experiences, intertwined with theories of institutionalisation, provides a unique insight into the evolution of CBPS. She states, “while this is the story of an organisation, it is also my story....- a journey where my vantage point as the head of the organisation also provides a unique opportunity to critically examine my ...
  • 03 Nov
    2023
    We are extremely delighted to announce that Dr. Niveditha Menon has been appointed as the New Director of CBPS and has commenced her duties from 1st of November, 2023. We extend our heartiest congratulations to her.  Niveditha has been a Senior Research Advisor at CBPS since 2015, and a Deputy Director since 2022. With more than two decades of research experience in diverse areas, her specialisation in gender has allowed her to explore issues related to gender violence, sexuality, education, masculinity and empowerment of women. She has also worked in the areas of governance, education, an...
  • 02 Nov
    2023
    Madhusudhan B V Rao was interviewed by News9 on the 27th of October 2023 regarding Karnataka’s financial health. He spoke about Karnataka’s growth in own tax revenue and the government’s adeptness at managing finances, together with likely increase in the tax share, would pave the way for options for development through increased expenditure. He noted that borrowings have been less and GSDP has grown resulting in providing much required elbow room for the Finance Minister to work with. Mr. Rao stated that a clear picture of the outcomes of the five guarantees is likely to be available to...
  • 31 Oct
    2023
    CBPS has a requirement for a Copy Editor on a retainer basis who will work on different assignments from time to time as and when required. These can include research outputs such as reports, policy briefs, manuals, toolkits, journal articles, newsletters, newspaper articles, etc. The Copy Editor is responsible for reviewing and refining written content to ensure it meets quality standards, conforms to style guidelines, and is free of errors. They must be able to edit documents for style, consistency, and readability, as well as provide constructive feedback. They will be tasked with proofr...
  • 26 Oct
    2023
    An article by Neha Ghatak and Rajat Chaudhary from CBPS titled ‘Beyond the Classroom: A Case Study on the Relationship Between Education as a Public Good, Social Justice and Critical Pedagogy’ has been published in the Journal of Development Policy and Practice, by Sage Publishing, in October 2023. The article discusses the complex relationship between education as a public good and social justice, underscoring that the latter concept is crucial to identifying and addressing the needs of contemporary education systems. It also draws on research from CBPS’ Action Research Project ...
  • 20 Oct
    2023
    CBPS organised a two-day consultative session on Information, Education and Communication (IEC) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, on the 4th and 5th of October, 2023. Thyagarajan R, Tina Maria D’Souza, and Yasmin Rosammal Daniel from CBPS interacted with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working in the domain areas of livelihoods, health, nutrition, education, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) that correspond to five Centrally Sponsored Schemes. These schemes were namely National Rural Livelihoods Mission, National Health Mission, POSHAN 2.0, Samagra Shiksha and Jal Jeevan Mission. The team di...
  • 10 Oct
    2023
    Mr Madhusudhan B V Rao, Lead, Public Finance; Decentralisation at the Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS), was invited to present at the National Consultation on the National Food Security Act titled ‘A Decade of Food Security Law in India: Reflections and Way Forward’. It was held on the 20th and 21st of September, 2023, at the International Training Centre, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru. Mr Rao’s presentation was titled ‘Budgets for nutrition related schemes’, and was delivered on 21st of September, as part of the technical session on ‘Politic...
  • 06 Oct
    2023
    As we continue our journey, on completing 25 Years, we stay true to our vision of building a more empowered, equitable, just and democratic society. Meet some of our team members as they reflect on their experience at CBPS.  Video Production Credit: Veeville Consulting Pvt. Ltd [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL-2DpjCLmw[/embed]
  • 15 Sep
    2023
    CBPS co-organised a two-day workshop with UNICEF India in Lucknow on ‘Enhancing Early Childhood Development Investments in Uttar Pradesh’ on 14th and 15th of September 2023. The workshop was a grand success, with active participation from various state government departments including Department of Women and Child Development, Department of Basic Education, Department of Finance, and civil society organisations. The workshop was inaugurated by Ms Sarneet Kaur, Director, Department of Women and Child Development.  Dr Jyotsna Jha, Mr Madhusudhan BV Rao, Ms Neha Ghatak, Mr Rajat Chaudhary...