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What it Took to Construct India’s First Hydroelectric Power Station

Last week, I described the procurement process for the construction of the first hydroelectric power station built in India, at Shivasamudram in Karnataka, in the last years of the 19th Century. In this blog, I look at the complex government negotiations for constructing the station. Even as the necessary approvals were secured for the selection … Continue reading "What it Took to Construct India’s First Hydroelectric Power Station"

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Centrally Sponsored Schemes: An Instrument for Financing Development

30/08/2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Since 2010, Accountability Initiative has been studying the design and processes of key social welfare programmes, specifically Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs). CSSs are specific purpose schemes designed by the Union government and implemented by states. Over time they have become the primary way in which the Government of India promotes development initiatives pan-country, and have [...]

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Rakesh Swami

Rakesh is part of the PAISA team in Rajasthan. His primary focus is  ensuring smooth implementation of the PAISA survey plan for the state, networking with various stakeholders  on field, along with other administrative activities. Prior to working at AI, he was with the Government of Rajasthan at the Department of Economics and Statistics, Shahbad … Continue reading "Rakesh Swami"

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A Practical Approach on Teaching about Governance

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"

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Recommendations on the Draft National Education Policy

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"