NREGA: A last-mile push

Posted on:13-03-15

by Vidushi Bahuguna Read more »

Media Coverage of AI's Budget Briefs, 2015

Posted on:02-03-15

collated by Papia Samajdar

Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research is delighted to launch its Budget Brief Series, 2015 based on the Government of India's budget presented on February 28, 2015​. Read more »

The Anatomy of Indian Administration

Posted on:06-01-15


By Vincy Davis


In this blog post, I briefly take stock of Lant Pritchett’s arguments on the “flailing” nature of the Indian state, and Michael Lipsky’s seminal work on “street-level bureaucrats” in an effort to theoretically understand the structure of Indian administration.  Pritchett’s attempt through his paper is to make sense of India in its totality, and so he comments on all major facets of what makes this nation-state tick. For my current purpose, my focus is on the administrative aspect covered in his paper. Lipsky’s book covers in rich detail, the workings of and the context in which field level officials of the state, toil. In this post, I have borrowed from the central idea of his work.     Read more »

परिवेदना निवारण समिति एक वेदना बनकर रह गई

Posted on:19-11-14


Tajuddin Khan

नि:शुल्क एंव अनिवार्य बाल शिक्षा का अधिकार अधिनियम 2009 व राजस्थान नि:शुल्क एंव अनिवार्य बाल शिक्षा का अधिकार, नियम 2011 के प्रावधानों के अंतर्गत भाग 8 में शिकायत निवारण के बारे में जानकारी दी गई है | जो निम्न प्रकार से है-

अध्यापकों के लिए शिकायत निवारण तंत्र- राज्य सरकार या स्थानीय प्राधिकारी द्वारा स्थापित, स्वामित्वाधीन या नियन्त्रणा Read more »

What’s wrong with government data?

Posted on:03-11-14

Amee Misra

The very nature of decentralisation hinges on the ability of the lowest levels of government to quantify and manage their needs and capabilities. Governments need timely and reliable facts to ensure correct resource allocation and design relevant policies. In the absence of efficient and effective data management systems in India (Some pieces may be accessed here, here, here, here and here. ), it is no surprise that countless government schemes in India fail to achieve their stated objectives. Given the need to converge massive bits of information into comparable, numeric formats – the importance of data management in government cannot be overemphasised. Read more »

Midline Assessment in Bihar

Posted on:30-10-14
 Ashish Ranjan*

In the last few years, lots of changes have occurred in the elementary education scenario in Bihar. Many educationists argued that Bihar has made tremendous progress in education sector. Compared to the last 10-15 years, many more schools have opened, teachers are recruited in bulk, student enrolment is increasing and dropout rates are falling etc. Despite all this progress, the quality of education has still not improved to a large extent. The learning level of the child in a government school is still not satisfactory.