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  • 24 Oct
    2017
    CBPS organised a workshop titled “The Road Map to Women’s Empowerment: a Mahila Samakhya Meeting and Reflective Workshop” on 23 October, 2017 at the Radisson Blue Atria Hotel, Bangalore. The workshop was organized as part of our ongoing research project on women’s empowerment, titled “Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India”. The objective of the meeting was to facilitate discussion on the pathways of integration of the Stree Shakti Programme (SSP) and the Mahila Samakhya (MS) in the state and to review the proposed plan of activities...
  • 28 Sep
    2017
    Shreekanth Mahendiran has co-authored a chapter titled “From `Pharmacy’ to `Laboratory’: The Global Biologics Revolution and the Indian Bio pharmaceutical Industry”, with Prof. Chirantan Chatterjee. The book is titled “India as a pioneer of innovation” which was edited by Harbir Singh, Ananth Padmanabhan and Ezekiel J. Emanuel; and published by Oxford University Press. The chapter examines whether Indian firms will be able to adapt to the innovation and technological changes in the global bio pharmaceutical industry, thereby transition to a `global leader’ in bio pharmaceutical i...
  • 30 Aug
    2017
    The CBPS GrOW Sub-Domain was launched by Mr. J V R Prasada Rao at the half-day workshop titled ‘Monitoring Progress towards SDGs – Resources and Beyond’ on 29 August 2017. The workshop was organised by CBPS in collaboration with UNICEF Hyderabad Office. Priyanka Dutta gave a brief description about the project (Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India). Mrinalika R Pandit gave a tour of the sub-domain and described the technical aspects of the same. The GrOW Project is funded by International Development Research Centr...
  • 09 May
    2017
    Niveditha Menon, Neha Ghatak and Priyanka Dutta attended the Third World’s Conference on Women’s Studies 2017, titled “Building  Resilience: Dialogue, Collaboration and Partnerships across our Differences” held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 4th to 6th May, 2017. The conference was hosted by the Bridgewater State University, USA and organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) in collaboration with Nepal Center for Contemporary Research, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies, University of Karachi, Pakistan and Rikkyo University, Japan. ...
  • 24 Apr
    2017
    The GrOW team had submitted two papers to an international conference organised by the Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC) in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) titled “Gender, Work and Society: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects for Women’s Economic Empowerment” that took  place in Lahore, Pakistan. Owing to issues related to visa regulations, the team was unable to go to the conference. Therefore, both the presentations were made via Skype.  Niveditha Menon presented the paper titled, ‘The methodology of Mahila Samakhya: Understanding the Sangha as a sp...
  • 05 Apr
    2017
    On 3 April 2017, Niveditha Menon, Priyanka Dutta and Neha Ghatak were invited by the Azim Premji University to take a class on qualitative research methods. The class was attended by the students and faculty of the school of public policy and governance at APU. The idea was to use the research expertise of the team and their experience with working on the ethnography for the GrOW project in order to understand the process of how the theoretical understanding of ‘empowerment’ is translated into discernible categories, the conceptualization of various methods to understand the...
  • 23 Mar
    2017
    Maithreyi has written a blog on The Many Faces of Participatory Methodologies here and it can be viewed here.      
  • 28 Feb
    2017
    As part of our GrOW Project (Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India) funded by IDRC, Canada, we organised an academic discussion with Prof. Bandana Purkayastha about her ongoing research in gender, violence, and migration. It was held on 27 February 2017 at the CBPS office. Prof. Bandana Purkayastha is a Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies & Head, Sociology, University of Connecticut, USA. Her resume can be found here.
  • 17 Jan
    2017
    Shreekanth has written a blog on The Problem of Researchers’ Discretion in Propensity Score Matching and it can be viewed here.    
  • 15 Jan
    2017
    Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) holds a seminar annually when it presents the recently concluded or ongoing studies to the invited participants which includes researchers, academicians, policy makers and practitioners from the government, academia and civil society. The seminar provides CBPS an opportunity not only to disseminate the findings of its studies, but also to obtain valuable feedback and suggestion from the participants, and add to the ongoing discourse on public policy processes and outcomes. The title of the annual seminar is ‘Public Policy Processes and Performa...