Education Coordinator & Teacher at Vision Empower

Role: Full time Education Coordinator & Teacher. Organization:  Vision Empower (visionempowertrust.org) is a not-for-profit enterprise with a mission to make Science and Mathematics accessible to visually impaired children. We are seeking education coordinators for our pilot project to work alongside the school teacher in teaching Science and Mathematics. We seek individuals passionate about working with visually impaired children and their teachers, and proficient in... Continue Reading →

Coordinator for ACCESS-ASSIST

ACCESS Development Services is a not-for-profit company that seeks to advance the goal of financial inclusion in India as well as promote sustainable livelihoods of the poor. Towards this, it houses two specialized Programme Units, one each for financial inclusion and livelihoods. The microfinance programme portfolio of ACCESS has been spun off since 2009 into... Continue Reading →

23rd South Asian Feminist Capacity Building Course!

XXIII South Asian Feminist Capacity Building Course on Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Rights and Peace 3 September to 4 October 2018 at Tewa Center, Kathmandu, Nepal BACKGROUND The South Asian Feminist Capacity Building Course on Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Rights and Peace, also known as the Sangat Month Long Course, is designed to offer clarity on and... Continue Reading →

Running the numbers: How data and analytics influence cricket

First Published at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/news/running-the-numbers-how-data-and-analytics-influence-cricket/articleshow/64252696.cms HIGHLIGHTS Before the use of data or video analysis, strategy and tactics boiled down to a deep understanding of the game, memory and instinct Today, every ball in every game is in the video bank and at the hit of a button one is provided the most sophisticated analysis In this two-part... Continue Reading →

UNICEF Vacancy Announcement : WASH Officer, New Delhi

We are pleased to announce the advertisement of following Fixed Term, National Officer post in UNICEF India Country Office. UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence,... Continue Reading →

UNICEF Vacancy Announcement – Fundraising Officer (Digital), Resource Mobilization & Partnership Section, New Delhi

We are pleased to announce the advertisement of the post for Resource Mobilization & Partnership Section, in UNICEF India. UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence,... Continue Reading →

NSRCEL Social (IIMB) Invites Applications for new Cohorts

NSRCEL has been helping early stage ventures since 2002. Leveraging on the experience and expertise, the social incubation program started in 2017. We select and nurture early-stage social ventures, helping them scale up to deliver sustained impact. We invite social change makers and entrepreneurs to connect with our Social Incubator. NSRCEL Social Invites Applications for... Continue Reading →

Why school management committees may not work well in parts of India?

Economics in action

There are arguments to enhance the participation of the community (which includes parents) in the management or affairs of government schools. Such participation is to improve the accountability of schools, increase and ensure a more cost-effective use of resources and, more importantly, be responsive to local needs. Such participation is expected to improve equitable access, retention, quality and performance of schools.

However, in reality, School Management Committees (SMC) do not work well in many parts of India and developing world. We should not be surprised to see such a situation. Why? Here is an explanation.

For the sake of explanation, I divide Indian society into three categories:

Category A: The middle and upper-middle-class which want education for their children and can afford, if necessary, to bear the full cost of it.

Category B: The lower middle-class and a section of the poorer households (for example, those in the urban areas)…

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