THEME- Direct Benefit Transfers in Education: Policy, Politics, Parents
Registration deadline: 04th November 2017
- To discuss and debate various dimensions of DBT including ideation, the theory of change, identification of areas of application, implementation and various challenges at each step.
- To explore DBT as a tool to bring greater transparency, accountability, and efficiency in the education system through empowering parents and enabling choice of access in education.
The 2017 edition of conference will have 3 thematic sessions:
- DBT experiments & models- National and global: The session addresses the current status of Direct Benefit Transfers- across sectors and geographical boundaries. This involves examining the various DBT- centric experiments and models that have been carried out around the world on a microscopic level and framing them in an Indian context. This discussion on respective experiences would help enable the audience to understand the relevance of an alternative such as DBT.
- DBT in Education- Impact, Incentives, Issues: The session would be exploring the issue of learning outcomes that currently plagues the education sector and the potential role that DBT can play in overcoming the same. Panelists will also be elaborating upon the supply and demand of such an alternative, as well as parents’ capacity and readiness for DBT in education. The latter half of the session would be dedicated to understanding the economic and political implications of introducing DBT, since such a scheme would essentially convert the role of the State from being the provider of education into that of being the primary financier of education.
- DBT in Education- Implementation designs and readiness: Building upon the first two sessions, the third panel would delve into the possible scheme designs that DBT in education could manifest into. The panelists will look into the infrastructural and technological requirements of the scheme, and explore the various mechanisms using which DBT can be successfully implemented.
Registration Open: Apply Now
- NGO Leaders / Research Scholars / School Principals: INR 1000/-
- Students: INR 750/-
- Others: INR 1500/-
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Business and Public Policy is a niche module providing a detailed examination of the role and impact of public policy on Indian businesses. It takes the perspective of a firm’s manager and asks the twin questions: (a) to what extent does government intervention limit a firm’s strategy; and (b) how can firm strategy influence and take advantage of government intervention by comparing the performance of firms, alliances, and markets in coordination with economic activity. Offers exploration of key laws such as New Companies Act, the role of regulatory bodies, as well as conceptual tools such as 'Markets for the Poor'. This is a closed event for students at Vedica Scholars Programme for Women. For more information on the Business and Public Policy module and how it could be offered at your institution, please contact email@example.com.
Objective: To make students understand the interconnection between business and public policy through the application of economics, management, and public policy.
The launch of the Delhi Citizens' Handbook 2017 and a panel discussion on “Good Governance and Development: Strategic Performance and Reforms”.
29 August, 2017
NCUI, New Delhi | 4:00-6:00 PM
The Delhi Citizens' Handbook features research papers assessing the impact and relevance of policies that shape the lives of ordinary citizens in the national capital on eight core areas of urban governance: Administration, Education, Public Healthcare, Water and Sewage, Labour and Employment, Food and Civil Supplies, Public Transport and Women's Safety, and Housing Infrastructure. The Handbook has been prepared with the aim of functioning as a critical resource for productive public intervention and for ensuring an informed discussion on achieving effective and accountable governance.
The panel discussion will be centered on exploring the idea of governance and development, taking from the policy shortcomings addressed in every chapter of the Handbook. It will also address the critical questions of how governance and developmental reforms, for instance the recent e-governance initiative, can take place in a country like ours, and what the expected role of governmental and non-governmental institutions will be in this process.
Speakers and Panelists
Asst. Manager, Praja Foundation
Advisor to the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi
|Parth J Shah
President, Centre for Civil Society
Regional Director, Head of Regional Office South Asia, Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Advocate, Supreme Court of India and legal affairs with BJP
|Glimpses of Delhi Citizen's Handbook 2016 Launch|
Looking forward to your participation!
For more information, contact: Sadaf Hussain| firstname.lastname@example.org | +91 99531 33868
To secure freedom, prosperity, and good governance, a democratic society requires a high level of ethical and informed reporting. Azadi.me in association with Centre for Civil Society and Edelgive Foundation offers ìpolicy, a three day residential course for journalists to equip them with tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies in our day to day functioning. This award winning course focuses on issues in the key areas of education, livelihoods and good governance.
CCS is India’s leading liberal think tank, ranked 54 worldwide by the annual study conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Azadi.me is India's first and only liberal web portal in Hindi.
To equip participants with analytical tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies so as to better distinguish between objective facts and merely subjective opinions and intentions of policies from their actual results.
To offer unconventional angles and story ideas, information sources, and expert perspectives.
This course is targeted towards media professionals with some experience including senior correspondents, feature writers, beat reporters, assistant/sub-editors, producers, and anchors. Freelance journalists who have a dedicated column in reputed publication or web portal can also apply for this workshop. Priority* will be given to journalists who cover education beat and are based in Haryana and Chandigarh. Up to 26 participants are chosen through a competitive evaluation process. Transportation may be arranged from Delhi too (not guaranteed), depending on receipt of sufficient no. of competitive applications.
The fee for the ìpolicy is Rs. 1,000 only which includes all meals, accommodation, and transportation to the venue and back. This fee is payable upon selection and payment can be made through online only. Fee paid once will not be returned.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - 15 Aug 2017
Note: *'Priority will be given to journalists who cover education beat and are based in Haryana and Chandigarh', doesn't restrict eligible participants from other states to apply and participate.
CCS Colloquium is a two-day (three nights) residential program and forum for in-depth discussion centred on a chosen theme. The Colloquium provides participants an opportunity to disentangle themselves from the distractions of everyday life to reflect on issues of fundamental and enduring importance. Our hope is that participants will go on to share their advanced understandings and to develop innovative ideas and approaches for the advancement of liberalism today.