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Yamini Aiyar

The writer is president and CEO, Centre for Policy Research

Welfare policy and Modi 2.0
Sat, Jun 08, 2019

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.

The Solutions State: Why the digital needs the human
Thu, Mar 14, 2019

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.

To prevent another Gandaman
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Midday meal rankings are a good first step. They need to be done right.

Why the central scheme needs a trim
Sat, Jun 29, 2013

As India’s politics becomes more decentralised,administration and delivery are becoming more centralised

Not by inputs alone
Wed, Apr 10, 2013

Building an outcome-focused RTE will require a fundamental transformation of how the state goes about its business

The right to fix your education
Mon, Nov 14, 2011

Can the RTE empower students and parents,instead of a bureaucracy?

Breaking out of the input trap
Mon, Jan 31, 2011

Centrally-sponsored input-driven schemes will fail until you empower states and evaluate output

There’s no such thing as a local Plan
Mon, Nov 01, 2010

Planning Commission wants to make planning more ‘participative’.

Holding authority to account
Wed, Mar 17, 2010

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...

Education finance
Sat, Jan 23, 2010

Elementary education policy in India is,as economist Lant Pritchett characterises it,in a “Big Stuck”.

Confused accountability
Sat, Jun 20, 2009

Instead of increasing MPLADS,reconsider it entirely

Publish or perish
Sat, Jan 24, 2009

The Supreme Court’s reluctance to reveal judicial assets is troubling