Exploit the potential of natural experiments for policymaking
17th Sep, 2021
Evidence based policy making dependent on randomized control trials (RCTs) comes with its own set of limitations. In contexts where RCTs are not feasible, natural experiments may be explored for informed and robust decisions in place.
Digital social vouchers and the Indian experiment
25th Aug, 2021
India stands out amongst emerging economies for unleashing digital transformation in the public sector. A major step in this direction is the recently launched e-RUPI digital payment instrument, which is being touted as the effective solution to end leakage and targeting woes.
How can Governments benefit from visual thinking in communicating evaluation findings? Takeaways from India
2nd Jun, 2021
Governments can strategically introduce EvaluVision as part of monitoring and evaluation to support information management, enhance understanding, ensure retention, create an effective stakeholder engagement, and most importantly, use the evaluation insights.
The digital dream: Upskilling India for the future
1st Mar, 2021
While the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace at which technology is becoming commonplace in our lives, it has also exposed a stark digital divide, leaving a large proportion of India’s population out of this paradigm shift.
India's Dairy Sector Competitiveness
1st Feb, 2021
I read somewhere that in a digital world, geography is history. With Niti Aayog transforming the dynamics for a New Digital India, sustainable work opportunities in rural India will lead to a new revolution of reverse migration. But before this could happen, an unprecedented pandemic trigered distress movement of labour back to their roots.
For a smarter food security programme
14th Jan, 2021
Evidence-driven approaches, including those tried out in Mexico and Brazil, can remove shortcomings in India’s nutrition schemes.
Evaluate schemes for better outcomes
16th Dec, 2020
Programme evaluations could improve the effectiveness of public policies and drive more efficient use of public funds.
Covid-19: How tech can ensure equity in education
7th Jul, 2020
Blended online learning can remove barriers, and take education to girls, marginalised groups and remote areas
Data and the Road to Recovery from Coronavirus Pandemic
30th Jun, 2020
A coordinated approach is required to ensure we don’t end up data rich, information poor.
A Robust Monitoring & Evaluation System Can Prove Effective During Pandemics
13th Jun, 2020
Having a robust M&E system in place can assist in the recovery as it can ensure that the money is spent wisely through an effective and efficient tracking of the expenditure.