Topic: Governance

“Create Templates, Not Blueprints”: How to Do Policy with Impact

Why policy blueprints are a bad idea for a country like India and how to increase grassroots involvement in governance: Professor Ashwini Chhatre, Academic Director of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, explains. ISBInsight: How do you see digital technology playing out at the policy level in your work at the Bharti Institute of Public Policy? Ashwini Chhatre: Digital technology has made …

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Transforming Data for Policy Impact

Avik Sarkar in conversation with Bhimasankaram Pochiraju Avik Sarkar, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at NITI Aayog, and in-charge of the NITI Aayog Data Analytics Cell visited the Applied Statistics and Computing Lab at ISB in March 2018. Below are excerpts of his conversation with the Late Professor Bhimasankaram Pochiraju, Clinical Professor and Executive Director of the ASCL. Data is critical for the …

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Building a Monitoring and Evaluation System for Better Governance: Lessons for India from other Countries

The Bharti Institute of Public Policy organised a symposium on “International Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation in Government” where former bureaucrats and experts shared best practices. A report on the recommendations and proceedings. For governments to effectively serve citizens and to cultivate public confidence they must focus on performance management and become resultsoriented along with process orientation. It is in this …

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ISB and Industry come together to develop Smart Cities Index

Indian School of Business’s (ISB) Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management conducted a two-day workshop to discuss various aspects of the Government of India’s 100 Smart Cities Plan. One of the objectives of the brainstorming at the workshop was also to pave the way for a Smart Cities Index of Indian cities. Gaurav Dubey reports on the proceedings of the …

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Overcoming barriers to Women’s Leadership at the Village Level

Tarun Jain, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Indian School of Business; Lata Gangadharan, Professor of Economics at Monash University in Australia; Pushkar Maitra, Professor in the Department of Economics at Monash University in Australia and Joseph Vecci, a PhD student in the Department of Economics, Monash University in Australia based on their field experiment conclude that …

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