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  • 15 Jul
    CBPS GrOW book titled, ‘Women’s Education and Empowerment in Rural India’ has been published by Social Science Press. This book was based on our study Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India funded by International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC). The authors of the book are Jyotsna Jha, Neha Ghatak, Niveditha Menon, Priyanka Dutta, and Shreekanth Mahendiran. This book explores the pathways and roadblocks to women’s empowerment. The authors do this through evaluation-centered research on Mahila Samakhya i...
  • 02 Jul
    CBPS has completed a study titled Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India on the impact of Mahila Samakhya (MS) in Bihar and Karnataka. A short documentary showcasing the MS programme’s objectives and processes, the impact of the programme as seen through our study, the policy advocacy efforts that we made, as well as the experience of the research team has been documented through this short film. The documentary highlights the contributions of the MS programme to the empowerment of women, and advocates the need for the continuation of pr...
  • 25 Jun
    Niveditha Menon participated and presented in the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) held in New Paltz, NY (USA) from 19 – 21 June 2018. The conference theme for 2018 was focused on Feminist Debates on Migration, Inequalities, and Resistance. Niveditha participated in a Special Lunch Round Table titled Expanding Feminist Analysis in Research: How can the Narrative on Women’s Empowerment be more Inclusive? on June 19, 2018. The other panel members were  Kate Grantham (McGill University), Thalia Kidder (Oxfam GB), and Gita Sen (DAWN) and it was modera...
  • 13 Jun
    Jyotsna Jha’s working paper titled ‘Researchers as Policy Activists: An Experience – Based Framework for Responsive Policy Engagement’ has been published and made available online under the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) Research Series. It has been published as a one of the working papers under the GrOW Working Paper Series (GWP-2018-14 – Research Report). It has been produced with support from McGill University and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). To view the paper please visit here. It has also been posted on the Working Pape...
  • 28 Feb
    CBPS organised a film screening for the media titled 'Conversation Among Equals: A Film Screening' on 27 February 2018 at St. Marks Hotel, Bangalore. Conversation Among Equals was a screening of 10 short films about the Mahila Samakhya progamme in Bihar and Karnataka. The films are part of a larger research study conducted by CBPS with fund support from IDRC, Canada titled “Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women's Action Groups on Social Change in India”. The three-year study on Mahila Samakhya evaluated the programme's impact on women's economic empowerment in two Indian states: B...
  • 26 Feb
    The primary objective of the 'Southern Regional Workshop for MS Federations' workshop, hosted by BPF and supported by CBPS, was to bring together the federations formed in the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana to facilitate a dialogue about the future amongst the federations. The purpose of the workshop was to initiate the process of building an inclusive, diverse, and broad-based platform that would enable the federations to build a strong solidarity-based network that could create interdependet and self-reliant institutional structures. The participants were primarily select membe...
  • 19 Feb
    CBPS organised a Dissemination workshop titled “Conversation among Equals?” An evaluation-based research on Mahila Samakhya in Bihar and Karnataka organised in India International Centre, New Delhi on 16 February 2018. This workshop was conducted to share the findings, policy implications, and insights from our study titled Together We can: Assessing the Impact of Women's Action Groups on Social Change in India. The study was conducted in two states - Bihar and Karnataka using a mixed-method approach. After presenting the findings of the study, the three panel discussions that followe...
  • 09 Feb
    CBPS held its fourth GrOW (Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women) Advisory Committee Meeting on 7 February 2018. It was held in the CBPS office. The project is on Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India. It was attended by only one of the advisory committee members namely Dr. Shobha Raghuram (Development Studies and Philosophy; Social Justice and Public Policy). The CBPS GrOW research team presented and attended the meeting.  
  • 08 Feb
    Jyotsna Jha and Mrinalika R Pandit will be presenting ''Conversation among Equals? The Story of Mahila Samakhya'' (Presentation and Discussion based on screening of eight short films on women's empowerment and related challenges) at the International Centre Goa which would be a part of Difficult Dialogues 2018 Summit. The presentation is on 10 February 2018 from 12.00 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Zuari, International Centre Goa. This is based on on our study titled Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India (GrOW) To view the poster please visit here.
  • 19 Dec
    Priyanka, Shruti and Sharad from CBPS attended the 59th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) held from 16-18 December 2017 in the premises of Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The Conference was being organised by the Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Thiruvananthapuram Kerala in collaboration with the Department of Economics, Kerala University and the Center for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. Priyanka from the CBPS GrOW Team presented a paper titled ‘From Garden to Tea Pot: T...