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The Changing Shape of India’s Health Crisis

How far has India progressed on securing welfare of all? This blog is part of a series which uses data to unpack the status of health, education and policy reforms in India’s 71st year of freedom.  There has been sea change in the kind of diseases that are making people in India unhealthy with the … Continue reading "The Changing Shape of India’s Health Crisis"

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#2 WALKING THE TIGHTROPE: THE FUTURE OF THE IAS

As the Indian bureaucracy completes over 160 years, former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer T.R. Raghunanandan reflects on the decisions being taken by the government to reform the IAS and the impact these are likely to have. The first part of this blog can be found here.   Once Officer Trainees are selected, they are all directed to … Continue reading "#2 WALKING THE TIGHTROPE: THE FUTURE OF THE IAS"

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The Challenges of Building State Capability in India

In the latest Harvard Center for International Development Speaker Series podcast, Centre for Policy Research President and CEO Yamini Aiyar discusses the challenges of building state capability in India and the functioning of the bureaucracy. Complement this piece with ‘The Post Office Paradox: A Case Study of the Block Level Education Bureaucracy’ by Yamini Aiyar … Continue reading "The Challenges of Building State Capability in India"

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हम और हमारी सरकार शासन साक्षरता के लिए नयी पहल

आवश्यक सार्वजनिक सेवाओं की गुणवत्ता कमजोर है, नागरिक भी अक्सर इस तरह के चूक के लिए उत्तरदायी राज्य को पकड़ने में असमर्थ हैं। रजिका सेठ Accountability Initiative में उत्तरदायित्व पहल की शिक्षा और विकास का नेतृत्व करती हैं।​ वह सिविल सोसाइटी संगठनों और जमीनी प्रशासकों की क्षमता बनाने के लिए अपने तरह के पहले कोर्स – हम … Continue reading "हम और हमारी सरकार शासन साक्षरता के लिए नयी पहल"

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Can we afford to overlook homes in learning outcomes?

As part of an internship at the Accountability Initiative, I had the opportunity to assist and administer surveys in a research project which aims to study how teachers use their time during work hours in government schools across Delhi. My first experience on field taught me that it is not only the school and teachers … Continue reading "Can we afford to overlook homes in learning outcomes?"