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  • WASH in Schools
    Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools: Global baseline report 2018. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2018.

    The global effort to achieve sanitation and water for all by 2030 is extending beyond the household to include institutional settings, such as schools, healthcare facilities and workplaces. This has been reinforced by global education for all strategies highlighting how water, sanitation and...

  • teachers ranking in India
    National Institutional Ranking Framework: Methodology for Ranking of Academic Institutions in India. New Delhi: Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015.

    This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall...

  • Modernizing Of GVMC Schools – Visakhapatnam
    Modernizing Of GVMC Schools – Visakhapatnam In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Modernising GVMC Schools and transforming them as smart campus has been conceptualized by Visakhapatnam Smart City, to create modern education infrastructure for all strata of the society by focusing on:
    • Equip schools with technology based learning resources
    • Equip schools to have...

  • Whitepaper on Digital Learning Market in India
    Whitepaper on Digital Learning Market in India. Gurgaon: Technopak Advisors Pvt. Ltd., 2016.

    Over the past decade, online and technology-driven education have increasingly dominated educational discourse by circumventing the challenges of classroom-based education, be it cost, accessibility, time or convenience factors. Students are now able to increase their skill-set by opting for...

  • Global education report
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    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO). Global Education Monitoring Report, 2016. Paris, France: UNESCO, 2016.

    This Report makes three messages starkly clear.

    • Firstly, the urgent need for new approaches. On current trends only 70% of children in low income countries will complete primary school in 2030, a goal that should have been achieved in 2015. We need the political will, the policies,...

  • Smart Cities Council
    Smart Cities India Readiness Guide. Smart Cities Council, 2016.

    The India Readiness Guide has over 400 pages and total of fourteen chapters. There are more than 80 relevant case studies, with half of them focusing on the Indian context as well as some providing a global perspective. Case studies cited include those from Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Surat, Jabalpur...

  • UNDP_HDI_2016
    Human Development Report 2016. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2016.

    In past decades, there has been significant gains in human development levels in almost every country; but millions of people have not benefited from this progress. Who has been left behind and why? The Human Development Report 2016 ’Human Development for Everyone’ looks into...

  • State case studies
    State Forward - Best Practices from Our States. New Delhi, India: NITI Aayog, 2016.

    The compilation of this compendium reflects a bottoms-up approach, where States’ representatives were contacted to identify best practices of the model project examples within the States. Each contact person responsible for the implementation of the project has been identified in the NITI Aayog...

  • School and housing
    Supporting Educational Achievement with Afterschool Programs Located in Affordable Housing. National Housing Conference, 2016.

    Establishing afterschool and summer programming can be an effective strategy to support the educational achievement of low-income students and extend their progress in the classroom. Affordable housing developments are home to many low-income students who could benefit from educational supports...

  • Education in urban india
    Elementary Education In Urban India; where do we stand?. National University of Educational Planning and Administration, 2016.

    For the last several years, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) has been actively involved in strengthening Educational Management Information System in the country. The Elementary Education in Urban India: 2015-16 is based on the data received from all States...

  • Social sector in India
    Social Sector Service Delivery: Good Practices Resource Book 2015. NITI Aayog, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2015.

    The social sector in India has been inundated with a variety of successful development initiatives by the state governments. These have showcased innovative approaches, effective strategies, long lasting impact and sustainability in reaching out to the most marginalized sections of population....

  • Education in India
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in Education and Skill development Sector (2013-17), (2017-22). New Delhi, India: National Skill Development Corporation, 2015.

    Minister of State launched the Human Resource and Skill Requirement reports across 24 sectors in India which will serve as the baseline for all skill development initiatives being planned across the country. The idea behind the Skill Gap Studies is to understand which sectors are likely to face...

  • data and education policy
    Jenkins, Lynn, and Michelle Wisdom. Changing the Culture of Data Use in Delaware: How State Leaders Used Analytics to Create Education Policies That Matter. Massachusetts, US: Centre for Education Policy Research, Havard University, 2014.

    This case illustrates how the work of leaders and analysts in the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) and the agency’s partnership with the Strategic Data Project (SDP), a program of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, created momentum for statewide policy change...

  • Swachh school
    Swachh Bharat: Swachh Vidyalaya, A National Mission. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, 2014.

    Swachh Bharat: Swachh Vidyalaya is the national campaign driving ‘Clean India: Clean Schools’. A key feature of the campaign is to ensure that every school in India has a set of functioning and well maintained water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. Water, sanitation and hygiene in schools...

  • Impact of housing on education
    Brennan, Maya, Patrick Reed, and Lisa Sturtevant. The Impacts of Affordable Housing on Education. National Housing Conference, 2014.

    As an update to previous literature reviews in 2007 and 2011, the authors recently reviewed the academic research on the various ways in which the production, rehabilitation, or other provision of affordable housing may affect educational outcomes for children. This research review is organized...

  • India Infrastructure Report
    Private Sector in Education In India Infrastructure Report. IDFC, 2012.

    Today, India’s education sector remains a victim of poor policies, restrictive regulations and orthodoxy. Despite being enrolled in schools, children are not learning adequately. Increasingly, parents are seeking alternatives through private inputs in school and tuition. Students are dropping...

  • private school education in urban Bihar
    Rangaraju, Baladevan, Professor James Tooley, and Dr Pauline Dixon. The Private School Revolution in Bihar: Findings from a survey in Patna Urban. New Delhi: India Institute/EG West Centre, Newcastle University, 2012.

    The starting point for sound policy making is good and honest information. The India Institute is, thus, to be commended for making a comprehensive census of all schools in the city of Patna, capital of Bihar, with the approval of the government of Bihar. This study of all 72 wards of Patna...