Impact of Private Tutoring on Learning Levels: Evidence from India

Despite widespread and substantial private expenditure on private tutoring outside the formal school system in many developing countries, not much is known about their effects on learning outcomes.

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School Management Committees: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities

Section 21 of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 (RTE), mandates the formation of School Management Committees (SMCs) in all elementary government, government-aided schools and special category schools in the country. The RTE Act envisions an SMC as the basic unit of a decentralised model of governance with active involvement of parents in the school’s functioning.

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Who is a Public Authority under the Right to Information Act, 2005?

The definition of 'public authorities' under the Right to Information Act, 2005 ("RTI Act") has been an extremely contenious issue since the RTI came into force. This brief examines the definition of public authorities and controversies arising from its interpretation.

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