In recent months, the Learning and Development (L and D) team at the Accountability Initiative got the opportunity to run two editions of our flagship programme – Hum aur Humaari Sarkaar – for grassroots development professionals. To conduct back-to-back sessions with such diverse audiences was a first for the team. Among our challenges was how … Continue reading "A Practical Approach on Teaching about Governance"
About Accountability Initiative’s work on public school education Accountability Initiative is a research group which has worked on school education extensively. We have studied budgeting and planning for elementary and secondary education, education financing, teacher motivation, student-teacher interaction, school culture, and school relation with the education bureaucracy. Recommendations on the draft National Education Policy (NEP) … Continue reading "Recommendations on the Draft National Education Policy"
India is considered a regional superpower in South Asia with its considerable natural resources and an enormous domestic consumer market. India’s GDP growth rate has been impressive throughout the 2000s but has suffered a decline since the early 2010s. Nevertheless, it maintained an impressive rate of growth among developing countries. Since then, the rates of … Continue reading "6 Things You Should know about India’s Quarterly Slowdown"
The roll-out of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) has been a frenetic affair (over 4 crore e-cards issued in less than 10 months). PMJAY is a massive health insurance scheme which aims to protect poor and deprived families from catastrophic expenditure arising out of health shocks by providing up to ₹5 lakh as … Continue reading "How the Lack of Information Can Affect Health Insurance Schemes"
As with most other sectors, corruption in the health sector can be classified into two categories, petty corruption and grand corruption. In addition, there could be another category, namely, the widespread prevalence of unethical and abusive practices. Each is described below. Petty corruption refers to relatively small amounts paid in order to get services that … Continue reading "Types of Corruption in the Health Sector"