Geeta Gandhi Kingdon

Geeta Gandhi Kingdon is Professor at the Institute of Education, University College London, where she holds the Chair of Education Economics and International Development.  Prior to this, she was Research Fellow for 11 years at the Department of Economics, University of Oxford.  Her research on Economics of Education is based mostly on statistical analysis of education datasets.  Based on this research, she advises governments and donor agencies.

Healthcare at Your Fingertips: Case of mHealth in India.

A mobile phone's capacity to encapsulate the many wonders of technology has amazed humans time and again. Among the many things you can use your mobile phone for, accessing healthcare is one. At present, India does not fare well in terms of access to primary healthcare and has a skewed doctor to patient ratio (skewed in favour of urban over rural and in favour of paid private healthcare over subsidised/free public healthcare). This is exacerbated by heavy out-of-pocket expenditure on health an average Indian has to make every year.

Repeal of Laws Tracker

"The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) invited suggestions from the public to improve the ease of doing business in India. In response, CCS submitted its ‘Repeal of 100 Laws’ Report.

‘Repeal of 100 Laws' project was initiated in 2014 with the aim to identify laws that could be repealed on account of redundancy, obsolescence and hindrance to development, governance and freedom. In an effort to institutionalize the repealing of laws as a constitutional practice for India, CCS celebrates  26th November as National Repeal Law Day.

Quality of Science & Technology Policy Toolkit

Policies impact the socio-economic development of a country, determine the aspirations for its global competitiveness, and affect the social and economic future of members and entities of the society. While policies impact its stakeholders and the country’s overall potential course of action for a particular subject in question, a good policy is evidence-based, inclusive, receptive to the needs of its stakeholders, and is critical in defining a framework that shall be best utilised to serve its intended purpose.

How Many Times Have We Heard This Line? “Kal Aana, Abhi Time Nahin Hain”
Many in India face the challenge of having to repeatedly visit government departments, submit numerous documents, wait endlessly, and try to make sense of lengthy legal language in the rules.
Repeal of Laws
This eight year long project identified central and state laws that were either redundant, archaic, obsolete, or posed hindrance to development, governance or freedom, and hence should be repealed.
Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Process Audit for Punjab
In collaboration with the Government of Punjab, we studied the Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs through a process audit of 26 public services in Punjab (2020).
Setting up the Sentinel: Agency Design of the Law Commission of India
A brief that reviews the Law Commission’s present structure, highlights areas for improvement, and proposes a way forward to reengineer the institution
Improving the Quality of Laws in India: A Qualitative and Quantitative Approach
The compendium elaborates on a qualitative and quantitative approach to review laws. It applies these methods to state school education laws and national laws
Model Public Services Delivery Act

This model bill aims to ensure access to speedy, simple, clear, transparent, efficient, accountable, fair, equitable, and time bound delivery of public services.

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