The writer is president and CEO, Centre for Policy Research
Welfare in Modi’s first term was about grand announcements and ambitious targets. The real challenge of building a high quality 21st century welfare state awaits.
Leveraging technology for effective program delivery poses unique challenges. Technology is a tool that requires a capable state to be effective; also, it creates new power asymmetries. Three well-known economists weigh in.
Midday meal rankings are a good first step. They need to be done right.
As Indias politics becomes more decentralised,administration and delivery are becoming more centralised
Building an outcome-focused RTE will require a fundamental transformation of how the state goes about its business
Can the RTE empower students and parents,instead of a bureaucracy?
Centrally-sponsored input-driven schemes will fail until you empower states and evaluate output
Planning Commission wants to make planning more participative.
Like clockwork,news of amendments to the Right to Information Act makes its way to newspaper headlines. It started with the issue of vexatious and frivolous applications...
Elementary education policy in India is,as economist Lant Pritchett characterises it,in a Big Stuck.
Instead of increasing MPLADS,reconsider it entirely
The Supreme Courts reluctance to reveal judicial assets is troubling