Waiting for compliance patiently

first posted @ http://www.indiatogether.org/waiting-for-compliance-patiently-environment Himanshu Upadhyaya examines a CAG audit report to point out the blatant non-compliance of environmental laws largely by the Forest officials. It was in September 2003 that the union Ministry of Environment and Forests issued guidelines on collection of Net Present Value (NPV) of forest land in cases of forest land diversion... Continue Reading →


Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation Workshop @ ISEC Bengaluru

FROM 3rd JULY TO 18th JULY 2018 Overview The ILR School of Cornell University, a leading school for applied social science in USA & Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) a Public Policy Research and Advocacy Initiative in India, jointly presents workshop intended to build capacity in understanding the process and methods of Program Evaluation... Continue Reading →

The principal practices that make govt schools good

first published @ https://epaper.timesgroup.com/Olive/ODN/TimesOfIndia/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=TOIBG%2F2018%2F04%2F22&entity=Ar01000&sk=05238E79 In the second and final part of this two-part story, S Giridhar talks how good principals can make public schools buck downward trends Many of the schools I visited are worthy case studies from which emerge a synthesis of attributes such as good school leadership, school culture, quality of teaching, evidence... Continue Reading →

Urban Ecologies – Research Fellowships @ NIAS

Urban Ecologies: Governing Nonhuman Life in Global Cities Four fully funded research fellowships, under the aegis of an European Research Council Horizon 2020 Starting Grant, at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India Supervisors: Anindya Sinha PhD, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, India Maan Barua DPhil, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK About... Continue Reading →

Opportunities @ Sukhibhava

Sukhibhava is a social enterprise working with marginalised women and adolescent girls, to empower them through awareness and improved access to healthy menstrual practices. There are two exciting opportunities at Sukhibhava. Application deadline is 30th April 2018. Commuinity Operations manager - JD Fellowship manager - Job description  

What is corruption? Snippets from my own life

Economics in action

My maternal grandfather was a clerk in the public works department. He got the job because his father-in-law (and uncle) knew some engineers in the department, and that was the time when Travancore was ruled by kings.

He received `payments’ from contractors while preparing and signing bills. However, the interesting point was that he had never reckoned this payment as a bribe or part of corruption. He considered it as a `commission’ due to him because of his `position’, which was available to him due to his connections.

His son-in-law (my father) did not like the behavior of my grandfather. He wanted to keep a distance from his `corrupt’ father-in-law. My father was a middle-level government official in charge of co-operative societies in a sub-district. He was close to the communist party (though he was not a party card-holder). As part of his job, he conducted examinations and interviews for…

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Opportunities @ Centre for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED), Ambedkar University

The Centre for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED), Ambedkar University Delhi is inviting application for various project positions. Currently there are eleven Job Openings for various projects. More details in this link http://bit.ly/2sG286D CECED is envisaged as an institution that brings together research, policy and practice in the area of Early Childhood Education and... Continue Reading →

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