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  • Cover
    COVID Diaries: A Collection of Reflections during the Pandemic. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2020.

    COVID Diaries is a collection of opinion articles from members of the Smart Cities Mission national team as they navigate changes in their daily life and work routines during the Covid 19 lockdown period. The lockdown has been a time of challenges ranging from a sliding global economy, stalled...

  • Compendium
    The Smart Responses to COVID-19 - How Indian Cities are Fighting through Action and Innovation - Volume I. New Delhi: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, 2020.

    The unprecedented nature of the crisis threw most world governments off-kilter as cities scrambled to contain the virus without the luxury of time or the benefit of reflection, analysis, or consultation. India was no different, and our cities, with their high population density and cramped...

  • Article
    Vaidya, Hitesh, and Ravi Ranjan Guru. Local Response to Global Pandemic. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2020.

    The COVID-19 pandemic is the worst pandemic in living memory. Almost every city is on the back foot in coping up with the impacts of the coronavirus spread and the forced lockdowns in their countries. The economies of nations have plummeted, millions of people have lost their jobs, and the fatal...

  • Op-ed
    Jha, Ramanath. Urbanisation of Pandemics. Observer Research Foundation, 2020.

    The urban nature of the pandemic becomes clearer when we consider the megacities and the large Indian cities. 

    Originally posted here:

  • Technical Implementation Guidelines for Citizen-Centric Smart Governance (CCSG) Program - Draft for Consultation. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2020.

    National Urban Innovation Stack (NUIS) – A Digital Blueprint for Urban India

    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India released the National Urban Innovation Stack (NUIS) strategy in February 2019. The NUIS program...

  • Research Article
    Mishra, H.M.. Urban Polity Under the Clout of Corona: The Policy Responses. Bhopal, 2020.

    The COVID-19 crisis that has hit the whole of humanity and its impact is unprecedented in terms of scale, spread and spill having a far-reaching effect on the well-being of the population. The pandemic brought the entire nation to a halt leaving the government with no option other than a...

  • Working Paper
    Peterman, Amber, Alina Potts, Megan O’Donnell, Kelly Thompson, Niyati Shah, Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, and Nicoele van Gelder. Pandemics and Violence Against Women and Children. Centre for Global Development, 2020.

    Times of economic uncertainty, civil unrest, and disaster are linked to a myriad of risk factors for increased violence against women and children (VAW/C). Pandemics are no exception. In fact, the regional or global nature and associated fear and uncertainty associated with pandemics provide an...

  • Web Article
    Alon, Titan, Matthias Doepke, Jane Olmstead-Rumsey, and Michèle Tertilt. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on gender equality. VOX, CEPR Policy Portal, 2020.

    The lockdowns triggered by COVID-19 are taking a disproportionate toll on women in the labour market, as the sectors with high rates of female employment are experiencing heavier job losses while increased childcare needs during school closures exert an outsized impact on working mothers. Still...

  • Summary of Guidelines
    MoHFW. Summary of Guidelines: COVID-19. New Delhi: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 2020.

    As part of COVID-19 mintigation efforts, the GoI has issued several guidelines and advisories for assistance of the states, citizens and other stakeholders. A number of guidelines focusing on prevention, treatment, quarantine, isolation, testing strategy and inclusion of private laboratories,...

  • Article
    San Juan, David Michael. Responding to COVID-19 Through Socialist(ic) Measures: A Preliminary Review., 2020.

    When the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic, countries stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the virus. Some countries resorted to socialist(ic) measures ranging from nationalizing private hospitals to state-supervising face mask factory operations, and from freezing prices...

  • Toolkit
    Boyce, Matthew R., and Rebecca Katz. Rapid Urban Health Security Assessment (RUHSA) Tool. Washington DC: Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science & Security, 2020.

    Local governments and sub-national authorities are often the first to respond to public health emergencies, sometimes with wide-ranging responsibilities but often insufficient capacities to deal with them. The Rapid Urban Health Security Assessment (RUHSA) Tool is a resource designed primarily...

  • Briefing Paper
    Key considerations: COVID-19 in informal urban settlements (March 2020). Institute of Development Studies, 2020.

    This brief sets out key considerations for protecting informal urban settlements from the spread and impacts of COVID-19. There is heightened concern about these settings because of the combination of population density and limited infrastructure. This briefing discusses what is known about...

  • Best Practices
    Habitat for Humanity India COVID-19 Response 2020. Habitat for Humanity India, 2020.

    As the country implements unprecedented measures amidst the global health emergency of COVID-19, Habitat for Humanity India is supporting families and individuals living in vulnerable conditions with no safety net by providing them with essential goods and hygiene items. While housing is at the...

  • Social Protection
    World Social Protection Report 2017-19 In Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Geneva: International Labour Organization, 2018.

    Universal social protection is essential for realizing the human right to social security for all, advancing social justice and promoting inclusive growth, and accelerating progress towards achieving the globally agreed 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development...

  • Healthy States-The Report
    Healthy States- Executive summary
    Healthy States- Presentation
    Healthy States, Progressive India: Report on the Ranks of States and Union Territories. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2018.

    NITI Aayog has been mandated with transforming India by exercising thought leadership and by invoking the instruments of co-operative and competitive federalism, focussing the attention of the State Governments and Union Ministries on achieving outcomes. As the nodal agency responsible for...

  • Pune Corporate Collaboration
    The Lighthouses of Pune: Enabling Sustainable Livelihood for Youth. Enabling Sustainable Livelihood for Youth, 2018.

    Pune City Connect (PCC) is a Section 8 non-profit company. It is an industry led platform and aims to leverage the individual efforts and innovative spirit of Pune’s corporates, citizens and local government to catalyze the transformation of the city into the most livable city inIndia. Industry...

  • Health Protection in India
    Social Health Protection in low- and middle income countries: the practical challenges. HEART (High-Quality Technical Assistance for Results), 2018.

    A seminar organised by Oxford Policy Management in June 2017 brought together practitioners and policy makers to exchange insights on practical challenges for the implementation of social health protection (SHP) programmes, and social health insurance (SHI) in particular. Kicked-off with a...

  • Aspirational Districts baseline
    NITI Aayog, Government of India. Transformation of Aspirational Districts In Baseline Ranking and Real Time Monitoring Dashboard. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2018.

    Launched by the Hon’ble PM in January, the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme aims to quickly and effectively transform these districts. The broad contours of the programme are Convergence (of Central & State Schemes), Collaboration (of Central, State level ‘Prabhari’...

  • Nutrition in India
    Nourishing India In National Nutrition Strategy, Government of India. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2018.

    The policy commitment to preventing and reducing undernutrition was reaffirmed by the Budget 2014-15 speech of the Finance Minister, which stated that - “A national programme in Mission Mode is urgently required to halt the deteriorating malnutrition situation in India, as present interventions...

  • Smart leaning: Ahmedabad
    Smart Learning program: Ahmedabad., 2018.

    This presenatation enlists the objectives of Smart learning as seen by Ahmedabad and enlistses the initiatives that have been undertaken to achieve the same. Followed be a brief mention of the impact of these changes.

    The Objective identified are

    • To concrete the concepts of...

  • Education
    Rosser, Andrew, and Anuradha Joshi. Using courts to realize education rights : reflections from India and Indonesia. World Bank Group, 2018.

    This paper examines the role of courts in promoting fulfillment of the right to education in developing country democracies, focusing on India and Indonesia—two countries that have experienced increased education rights litigation in recent years. The paper argues that this litigation has been...

  • Byjus Case Study
    Casanova, Ann Marie. Case study - Cultivating a love of learning in K-12 : BYJU’s : how a learning app is promoting deep conceptual understanding that is improving educational outcomes in India. The World Bank Group, 2018.

    Quality learning is important to prepare students to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow. Yet across the world, a Learning crisis is unfolding. Globally, enrollment gaps between high and low-income countries have narrowed significantly in basic and secondary education. But the World Bank’s 2018...

  • Aspirational Districts
    Niti aayog
    NITI Aayog, Government of India. Deep Dive: Insights from Champions of Change, the Aspirational Districts Dashboard. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2018.

    The ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ Programme aims to expeditiously improve the socio-economic status of 117 districts from across 28 states. The three core principles of the programme are - Convergence (of Central & State Schemes), Collaboration (among citizens and functionaries...

  • Skill Development in Brazil
    Almeida, Rita K., and Truman G. Packard. Skills and Jobs in Brazil : An Agenda for Youth. World Bank Group, 2018.

    Skills and Jobs in Brazil: An Agenda for Youth is a new report focusing on the challenge of economic engagement among the Brazilian youth. In the context of a fast aging population, Brazil’s greatest economic opportunity is to increase its labor productivity, especially that of youth. This...

  • Smart Class: Smart City Jabalpur

    This video on Smart Class in Jabalpur, gives a glimpse of the jubiliation experienced by the youth of the city. It enlists the benefits of use of ICT in Schools, how this brings a feeling of being in a small connected world. This change has brought thrill in learning and has even given a boost...

  • Growing Smarter : Learning and Equitable Development in East Asia and Pacific. World Bank Group, 2018.

    More children are going to school, staying in school for longer, and learning than ever before in East Asia and Pacific (EAP). During the past 50 years, a group of countries in EAP have successfully transformed their economies by investing in the continuous upgrading of knowledge, skills, and...

  • Ease of living Index
    Ease of living Index 2018, National report., 2018.

    The ‘Ease of Living’ Index launched by the Ministry serves as a litmus test to help assess the progress made in urban environments through these various initiatives and empower cities to use evidence to plan, implement and monitor their performance. In the first round of the assessment, the...

  • 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...

  • National Health Profile
    National Health Profile 2018. Central Bureau of Health Intelligence, 2018.

    An updated and credible National Health Data is essential for effective planning, decision-making, monitoring and evaluation of various Health Programmes & Health Sector Development activities.  To achieve this objective, the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), annually brings out...

  • women and landtitles
    Women’s Land Title Ownership and Empowerment: Evidence from India. Asian Development Bank, 2018.

    The 2005 Hindu Succession Act was legislated to protect women’s rights to an equal share in ancestral property, including land. A unique rural household survey in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, and West Bengal was conducted, in which both enumerators for interviews and participants of the...

  • Guidelines
    Guidelines on sanitation and health. World Health Organisation (WHO), 2018.

    Safe sanitation is essential for health, from preventing infection to improving and maintaining mental and social well-being.

    Developed in accordance with the processes set out in the WHO Handbook for Guideline Development, these guidelines provide comprehensive advice on maximizing the...

  • World Bank
    The Human Capital Project. World Bank, 2018.

    By improving their skills, health, knowledge, and resilience—their human capital—people can be more productive, flexible, and innovative. Human capital is a central driver of sustainable growth and poverty reduction. Investments in human capital have become more important as the nature of work...

  • Child Development
    Arriagada, Maria, Jonathan Perry, , Julieta Trias, and Melissa Zumaeta. Promoting early childhood development through combining cash transfer and parenting programs. World Bank, 2018.

    The brief examines the existing evidence and the potential for bringing together cash transfer programs and parenting interventions on early child stimulation to improve child development outcomes, notably cognitive and language skills. The brief also provides lessons learned from implementation...

  • Social Protection Fund
    Estrada, Mario Arturo Rui, Evangelos Koutronas, Donghyun Park, and Norma Mansor. National Social Protection Fund: The Multi-Pillar Pension Fund. Social Security Research Centre, 2018.

    This paper formulates a comprehensive pension fund framework for enhancing system capacity to manage economic and social risks. The National Social Protection Fund (NSPF) attempts to quantify informal sector, incorporated under a unified national protection scheme. The new protection mechanism...

  • Social Protection
    Schjødt, Rasmus. Social accountability in the delivery of social protection: India Case Study. Development Pathways Limited, 2018.

    The social audits in India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) are among the few examples of the use at scale of a collective social accountability mechanism in a national social protection programme. In their scope, and by the fact that they are legally required...

  • Health
    Overcoming public sector inefficiencies toward universal health coverage: The case for national health insurance systems in Asia and the Pacific., 2018.

    This publication discusses how countries in Asia and the Pacific can overcome public sector inefficiencies in the health system and how governments can obtain better outcomes on their journey towards universal health coverage. As governments in Asia and the Pacific invest more on health,...

  • Climate Change
    Climate Opportunity: More Jobs, Better Health; Liveable Cities., 2018.

    The Opportunity 2030 dashboard provides an interface to interactively compare scenarios for different benefits and regions assessed in the Opportunity 2030: More Jobs; Better Health; Liveable Cities report. The research presents analysis on the impacts of climate action through...

  • Multidimensional index
    MPI in India: A Case Study. Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative , 2018.

    India has reduced its poverty rate drastically from 55% to 28% in ten years. 271 million people moved out of poverty between 2005/6 and 2015/16. While progress has been remarkable, the country still has the largest...

  • Guidelines for Public-Private Partnership for Non-Communicable Diseases

    In order to have a robust, scalable and a sustainable PPP model for provding services for NCDs  from the private sector by the district hospitals, NITI Aayog, MoH&FW and the World BankGroup acting as technical partner have jointly worked to develop a comprehensive Guidelines and Agreement...

  • Health
    Pneumonia & diarrhea progress report 2018. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2018.

    India's vaccination coverage to prevent rotavirus infection, a leading cause of severe diarrhoea in young children, was the lowest among the 15 countries which introduced it last year, a new report said. It also pointed out that India lost over 2.6 lakh children under five years from pneumonia...

  • Smart Classroom Presentation
    Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited(GVSCCL). Smart Campus: Visakhapatnam Smart City. Vishakhapatnam: Greater Vishakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited (GVSCCL), 2017.

    The video was presented during the National Workshop on Accelerating Implementation of Urban Missions: AMRUT and Smart Cities held at Vigyan Bhavan on 08th December 2017.

    This video reiterates the vision of Vishakhapatnam to build a resilient, healthy metropolis for people. Further this...

  • Khushi Project
    Khushi Sustainable Livelihood Centres. Pune: Natarajan Education Society, 2017.

    Khushi sustainable livelihood Centres - More than just Skilling

    For every smart city, the Khushi program which is inspired by the Pune Lighthouse model focusing on counselling, holistic support, changing self-image of the students and providing them a skill of their...

  • World Development Report 2018
    World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education's Promise. Washington, DC: The World Bank Group, 2017.

    The World Development Report 2018 (WDR 2018)—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the timing is excellent: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way...

  • Upgradation of Eateries for Hygienic Street Food - Kakinada
    Upgradation of Eateries for Hygienic Street Food - Kakinada In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The food regulator in India, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched a national campaign to give training to street food vendors for improving their hygiene practices and safety standards. However, suitable facility/ equipment are equally important for preparation and...

  • Report of the Group of Secretaries
    Group 4: Health, Sanitation and Urban Development In Report of the Group of Secretaries. New Delhi, India: Government of India, 2017.

    On 28th October, 2016, ten sectoral Groups of Secretaries were set up by the Government for undertaking a Mid-Term Review of policies and programmes of the Government. As part of this exercise, the Groups were required to examine the performance of flagship schemes of the Ministries/Departments...

  • National Health Policy 2017
    NHP Situational Analysis
    National Health Policy 2017. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2017.

    The National Health Policy of 1983 and the National Health Policy of 2002 have served well in guiding the approach for the health sector in the Five-Year Plans. Now 14 years after the last health policy, the context has changed in four major ways. First, the health priorities are changing....

  • Report
    Urban green space interventions and health: A review of impacts and effectiveness. Copenhagen, Denmark: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2017.

    Interventions on green space in urban settings can help address public health issues related to obesity, cardiovascular effects, mental health and well-being. However, knowledge on their effectiveness in relation to health, well-being and equity is incomplete. To explore the effectiveness of...

  • 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...

  • GII 2017
    The Global Innovation Index 2017 In Innovation Feeding the World. Geneva: World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), 2017.

    The GII 2017 marks the 10th edition of the GII, providing data and insights gleaned from tracking innovation across the globe for more than a decade. The GII was created to measure and understand which economies and regions respond best to the challenges of innovation, and has helped to shape...

  • Economic Survey Volume 2
    Economic Survey 2016-17: Volume II. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2017.

    This time it was decided to split the Economic Survey into two volumes: Volume 1 as in the previous two years continued to be analytical/policy-oriented and was released just before the Budget. Volume 2 could come out at a time when data for the full year gone by became available (also in the...

  • health in Chennai
    Gupta, Monica Das, Rajib Dasgupta, P. Kugananthan, Vijayendra Rao, T.V. Somanathan, and K.N. Tewari. Flies without borders : lessons from Chennai on improving India's municipal public health services. The World Bank, 2017.

    India's fast-growing cities face three key challenges in improving public health outcomes. The first is the persistence of weak links in the chain -- notably, slums badly underserved with basic civic services -- that can pose public health threats to all. Richer residents corner public resources...

  • Gender vulnerability Index
    Plan for every Child, Gender Vulnerability Index Report 1., 2017.

    Plan India In an attempt to develop collective perspectives and generate a normative consensus on the status of girls and women in India, has broken new ground and pioneered a gender vulnerability assessment tool designed to be used by policymakers, development practitioners, academicians,...

  • Youth development Index
    Youth Development Index and Report. Tamil Nadu: Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), 2017.

    The objective of constructing the India Youth Development Index (YDI) 2017 is to track the trends in Youth Development across the States. The Index enables recognizing the high and low performing states, identifies the weak domains and informs the policy makers the priority areas of intervention...

  • health in India
    India: Health of the Nation’s States In The India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative. New Delhi, India: Indian Council of Medical Research, 2017.

    With almost one-fifth of the world’s population living in India, the health status and the drivers of health loss are expected to vary between different parts of the country and between the states. Accordingly, effective efforts to improve population health in each state require systematic...

  • Disease burden India
    Nations within a nation: variations in epidemiological transition across the states of India, 1990–2016 in the Global Burden of Disease Study. Elsevier, 2017.

    18% of the world's population lives in India, and many states of India have populations similar to those of large countries. Action to effectively improve population health in India requires availability of reliable and comprehensive state-level estimates of disease burden and risk factors over...

  • Antimicrobial plan
    National Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance. New Delhi India: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2017.

    Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society and is driven by many interconnected factors. Single, isolated interventions have limited impact and coordinated action is required to minimize the emergence and...

  • Energy and Jobs in India
    Garg, Amit, Pankaj Mohan, Saket Shukla, Bhushan Kankal, and Saritha S. Vishwanathan. High Impact Opportunities For Energy Efficiency In India. Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, 2017.

    This report on High Impact Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in India describes four High Impact Opportunities (HIOs) for making improvements in energy efficiency in India in the residential, industrial and agricultural sectors. These HIOs have been taken from the long list of HIOs identified...

    Rees, Nicholas. Danger in the air In How air pollution can affect brain development in young children. New York: United Nations Children’s Fund, 2017.

    While all children are vulnerable to air pollution, the youngest children are most at risk. New UNICEF analysis focusing on very young children finds that almost 17 million babies (children under the age of one) live in some of the most severely affected regions of the world, where outdoor air...

  • Powering healthcare
    Ramji, Aditya, Sasmita Patnaik, Sunil Mani, and Hem H. Dholakia. Powering Primary Healthcare through Solar in India: Lessons from Chhattisgarh. CEEW, Oxfam India, 2017.

    For a long time, the focus of electricity access has been largely at the household level. It is only recently that access to electricity is also being recognised as critical for public services like electricity for health facilities, schools and street lighting. In health facilities, regular...

  • State of world children report
    The State of the World's Children 2017: Children in a Digital World. UNICEF, 2017.

    As the debate about whether the internet is safe for children rages, The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World discusses how digital access can be a game changer for children or yet another dividing line. The report represents the first comprehensive look from...

  • Healthcare and technology
    HealthTech In India - Are We There Yet?. Nasscom, 2017.

    2017 has been a landmark year for the Indian healthcare landscape with the release of Government’s National Health Policy 14 years after the previous version. This, coupled with significant traction in the healthtech space, prompted NASSCOM Research team to develop and release one-of-a-kind ...

  • Early childhood education
    The India Early Childhood Education Impact Study. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2017.

    The India Early Childhood Education Impact (IECEI) study is a collaborative, three-tier research study that brings together elements of quantitative and qualitative inquiry to the understanding of ECE in rural India. Conceived as a five-year longitudinal study (2011-2016) of a cohort of four...

  • Blockchain in Health
    Blockchain in health and life insurance. Deloitte, 2017.

    Health and life insurers are among the many players scrambling to determine how blockchain could be adapted to improve the way they maintain records, execute transactions, and interact with stakeholders. Key questions center on whether blockchain’s unique attributes could help insurers cut costs...

  • Innovations in Health
    Good, Replicable Practices & Innovations in Public Health Care Systems in India. National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2017.

    From the first summit held in 2013, the National Summit on Good ion and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Healthcare Systems in India, has, in a short space of time, become an institutional mechanism for the sharing of innovations supported by the National Health Mission. This is...

  • Kayakalp Awards
    Award to Public Health Facilities Kayakalp. National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2017.

    The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by the Prime Minister on 2nd October 2014, focuses on promoting cleanliness in public spaces. Public health care facilities are a major mechanism of social protection to meet the health care needs of large segments of the population. Cleanliness and hygiene in...

  • ANM and ASHA training
    Guidebook for Enhancing Performance of Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) in Urban Areas. National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2017.

    Providing healthcare to the vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in the urban area is the core focus of the National Urban Health Mission, in addition to serving the larger urban population. It is well established that urban health issues are distinct and require new skills and capacities to...

  • NUHM Capacity Building
    Capacity Development Framework for Strengthening Implementation of National Urban Health Mission., 2017.

    The National Urban Health Mission aims to improve the health status of the urban population with a special focus on the urban poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable population. Providing healthcare to such vulnerable and disadvantaged groups is ridden with complexities because of their limited...

  • Urban Health Mapping
    Guidelines and Tools for Vulnerability Mapping & Assessment for Urban Health . National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2017.

    To effectively respond to the needs of the urban poor and vulnerable, it is essential to have knowledge of the existing situation and the gaps in service delivery. Towards this end, the ‘Vulnerability Mapping Guidelines and Tools under NUHM’ is a much-needed document by which we can not only...

  • Draft Guidelines PPP in Health
    Public Private Partnership for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in District Hospitals, PPP project guidelines., 2017.

    In line with this mandate, NITI Aayog is collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India and exploring opportunities to enhance private sector engagement through public-private partnerships for addressing the growing burden of NCDs in the country. The...

  • Chennai Health Case Study
    Gupta, Monica Das, Rajib Dasgupta, P. Kugananthan, Vijayendra Rao, T.V. Somanathan, and K.N. Tewari. Flies without borders : lessons from Chennai on improving India's municipal public health services . World Bank Group, 2017.

    India's fast-growing cities face three key challenges in improving public health outcomes. The first is the persistence of weak links in the chain -- notably, slums badly underserved with basic civic services -- that can pose public health threats to all. Richer residents corner public resources...

  • education
    Rethinking Schooling for the 21st Century In The State of Education for Peace, Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship in Asia. UNESCO, 2017.

    In line with UNESCO’s efforts to reaffirm a humanistic vision of education, this report seeks to emphasise the transformative implications of SDG 4.7.  The present study contributes to recovering a vision of education based on a shared respect for human dignity and an ethos emphasising...

  • University and Business
    Case Studies: collaborations between universities and businesses. CentreforCities, 2017.

    This paper brings together a number of case studies on how cities from the UK and beyond have supported university-business collaborations.

    Knowledge intensive businesses and services are significant drivers of growth, and are increasingly urban. For many UK cities, their greatest...

  • The health of our hospitals
    Tracking The Performance Of District Hospitals-The Health of our Hospitals. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2017.

    In a recent review of the health sector by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, it was decided that an online portal for tracking the performance of government hospitals based on outcome metrics be created and NITI was mandated to create the framework.

    In the present 3-Tier structured level of...

  • youth skills
    Case Studies: youth skills training. CentreforCities, 2017.

    Being unemployed at a young age can have consequences that last a lifetime. Youth skills training is essential to ensure young people are endowed with the skills relevant to the labour market.

    Cities are in a better position to address the needs of their young residents as they are more...

  • Education Case Studies
    Case Studies: education. CentreforCities, 2017.

    Improving education outcomes in a city can have a positive impact on its economic growth. People continuing into higher education are more likely to have better employment prospects and earn high wages. Education can also be a powerful tool to improve...

  • Advisory No 6 Smart Health
    Advisory No. 6: Strategy for Smart Health in Smart Cities Mission. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

  • Health as the Pulse of the New Urban Agenda
    Organization, World Health. Health as the Pulse of the New Urban Agenda In United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Quito - October 2016. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2016.

    The Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III, will produce a new agenda for the next 20 years of urban development. For this global strategy to succeed, the health of the nearly four billion people who dwell in cities today must be a central...

  • 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...

  • NUHM community processes
    Thrust areas under NUHM for states focus: Community Processes. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2016.

    The National Urban Health Mission approved in May 2013, addresses a hitherto unmet need of providing health care in urban areas.The main objective of NUHM is to “address the health concerns of the urban poor through facilitating equitable access to available health facilities by rationalizing...

  • Global education report
    Global education report2
    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...

  • Housing and child health
    Sandel, Megan, John Cook, Ana Poblacion, Richard Sheward, Sharon Coleman, Janet Viveiros, and Lisa Sturtevant. Housing as a Health Care Investment: Affordable Housing Supports Children's Health. National Housing Conference, 2016.

    Affordable and stable housing plays a critical role in supporting the health and well-being of children. Research from Children’s HealthWatch shows public investment in housing—including housing for homeless families and rental assistance for food-insecure families—...

  • Investing in Affordable Housing to Promote Community Health
    Viveiros, Janet. Investing in Affordable Housing to Promote Community Health. National Housing Conference, 2016.

    Housing is one of several important social determinants (social and economic factors) that have a significant impact on a person’s health. Health care reform has shifted the health care landscape from focusing only on treating illness and injury to also promoting health and wellness, as well as...

  • Restoring Neighbourhoods
    Viveiros, Janet, and Lisa Sturtevant. The Role of Anchor Institutions in Restoring Neighborhoods: Health Institutions as a Catalyst for Affordable Housing and Community Development., 2016.

    Anchor institutions, such as hospitals and universities, can be important catalysts for urban economic and community development. They can take on a variety of roles—from community infrastructure builder to purchaser of local goods and services to developer of real estate. With...

  • IPR policy
    National Intellectual Rights Policy, 2016. Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, 2016.

    Creative India; Innovative India: रचनात्मक भारतअभिनव भारत

    The Union Cabinet has approved the National Intellectual Property Rights (...

  • Urban Green Spaces and Health
    Urban Green Spaces and Health: A Review of Evidence. Copenhagen, Denmark: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2016.

    This report summarizes the available evidence of beneficial effects of urban green spaces, such as improved mental health, reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes, and improved pregnancy outcomes. Mechanisms leading to these health benefits include...

  • open learning
    Miao, Fengchun, Sanjaya Mishra, and Rory McGreal. Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation. Canada: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, 2016.

    The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement has grown substantially since the term was first adopted at UNESCO’s 2002 Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries (UNESCO, 2002). Since then, there has been a significant increase in the development, use...

  • Digital education, policy
    Ellie Meleisea. A Policy Review: Building Digital Citizenship in Asia-Pacific through Safe, Effective and Responsible Use of ICT. Bangkok: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, 2016.

    This report presents the results of a policy review that examined the national policies, initiatives and efforts of Member States in the Asia-Pacific region relating to the promotion of safe, effective and responsible information and communication technology (ICT) environments and ICT use by...

  • 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...

  • NCD_undp
    What Government Ministries Need to Know about Non-communicable Diseases. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2016.

    This set of briefs produced by WHO and UNDP provide policy and decision makers across government with information on how non-communicable diseases (NCDs) impact their sector, and the proactive steps they can take to respond to the challenges while advancing their own objectives and...

  • Giz Nutrition baseline study
    Pillai, Aarati, and Judith Kuchenbecker. Nutrition Baseline Survey India. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2016.

    The current SEWOH Nutrition Baseline Survey was conducted among women of reproductive age and infants and young children between the age of 6-23 months in India in January and February 2016. The main objective of this survey was to describe the nutrition situation among the target groups in...

  • Education
    Wahab, Bolanle, and Babatunde Agbola. The place of informality and illegality in planning education in Nigeria. Planning Practice and Research, 2016.

    This paper discusses the extent to which topical planning issues of informality and illegality are incorporated into the educational curricula in Nigerian planning schools. Given the scale and enormity of informal and illegal settlements in Nigeria and other African cities, these issues should...

  • Higher Education in India
    Parekh, Kimberly, Kamlesh;, and Tara Béteille. India - Measuring learning in higher education in India . The World Bank, 2016.

    Higher education institutions (HEI) have three major functions: education, research, and service. Each HEI differs in the priority of these functions based on their mission and consists of multiple stakeholders who are all invested in performing these functions. HEIs use multiple forms of data...

  • Governance
    Muralidharan, Karthik, Jishnu Das, Alaka Holla, and Aakash Mohpal. The fiscal cost of weak governance : evidence from teacher absence in India . The World Bank Group, 2016.

    The relative return to input-augmentation versus inefficiency-reduction strategies for improving education system performance is a key open question for education policy in low-income countries. Using a new nationally-representative panel dataset of schools across 1297 villages in India, this...

  • Private education in India
    Marcus, Aliza. India - Do kids in private schools learn more?. The World Bank Group, 2016.

    Primary school education is a basic building block for children’s development, preparing them for success later in life. But in many countries, poor children often don’t finish school even if it’s available to them. Those who do stay in school may not learn much. The quality of education can be...

  • Crime stats India
    Crime in India 2016. New Delhi: National Crime Records Bureau, 2016.

    ‘Crime in India’ publication is an important report, being published since 1953, which provides comprehensive statistics on crimes including the Crime trends, in the whole Country, covering all States/ UTs. Over the years, the ‘Crime in India’ has become the principal reference document for...

  • Urban Health
    Mullen, Patrick, Divya Nair, Jayati Nigam, and Katyayni Seth. Urban health advantages and penalties in India : overview and case studies - Discussion paper . The World Bank Group, 2016.

    It is increasingly recognized that India is urbanizing rapidly, that urbanization is accompanying and contributing to economic growth, but that living conditions in urban areas are often not adequate, particularly for the poor. Health, nutrition, and population conditions are an important part...

  • education  in tribal areas
    Finnan, Christine, Sasmita Sahoo, and Rashmi Pramanik. Living in the present while imagining the future: How school and its promises shape conceptions of childhood for indigenous tribal students in India. Global Studies of Childhood, 2016.

    This article builds on Allison James and Alan Prout’s call to focus more on theorizing the social construction of time in childhood and explores how school, as an organization and an experience, influences students’ conceptions of childhood and experiences of being a child. Extending the...

  • health startups kpmg
    Indian Healthcare Start-ups In An inside look into funding . KPMG, 2016.

    The knowledge paper evaluates the role and need for healthcare startups in India, their evolution in the sector and the funding scenario. It also assesses the future of these startups, highlights some of the challenges being faced by them and suggests a way forward.

    Some of the...

  • PhD thesis
    Ruggiero, Karena, , and Barry W. Golden. A Criteria-Based Evaluation of Environmental Literacy Plans in the United States. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016.

    In response to the lack of formalized environmental education in the United States, 48 states are in the process of developing Environmental Literacy Plans (ELP) through their state environmental education organization (SEEO). The North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE)...

  • PHC Quality Standards
    Quality Standards for Urban Primary Health Centre. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2015.

    Recognizing the seriousness of problem, national urban Health Mission (nuHM) was launched as a separate mission in years 2013 with objective of improving health status of the urban poor particularly slum dwellers and other marginalised sections. National Quality Assurance standards for District...

  • Outreach sessions in Urban Areas
    Conducting Outreach Sessions in urban areas (NUHM) In Operational Guidelines. New Delhi: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2015.

    The Framework of the National Urban Health Mission envisages provision of primary healthcare to the slum dwellers and other vulnerable groups through targeted outreach services. Unlike rural areas, sub-centers are not being set up in the urban areas as distances are relatively small and...

  • Climate Resilient health systems_ WHO
    Operational framework for building climate resilient health systems. Geneva: World Health Organisation (WHO), 2015.

    This document presents the World Health Organization (WHO) Operational framework for building climate resilient health systems. The framework responds to the demand from Member States and partners for guidance on how the health sector and its operational basis in health systems can...

  • medical colleges and MCI
    National Urban Health Mission and Medical colleges collaboration to strengthen urban health. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2015.

    NUHM has been envisaged to cover cities and towns with more than 50,000 population as well as District Headquarters having population ranging from 30,000 – 50,000. This brochure briefs the focus area, objectives and thrusts of NUHM. Then discusses the structure of Health Care and Delivery System...

  • 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....

  • DRR and health
    Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reducation into Health: Strategies, Methodologies & Tools. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Disaster Management, 2015.

    This report examines the two way relationship between heath and disaster. It brings together all health related policies in India. Then it tries to explain how health and diaster can be intergrated. What would be the frameworks, policies and plans that would be required? Further it tries to...

  • A brighter future for Children in Brazil
    Connecting Brazil’s Children to a Healthier Future. Cisco, 2015.

    There are not enough pediatricians to care for the world’s children. Pediatric subspecialists in particular are in short supply globally. Read in the case study lfrom Council Lead Partner Cisco about a pilot in a small state in Northeast Brazil that used collaboration and cloud technologies to...

  • E_records
    Kanaiwa Hospital's Non-Stop Network Supports Electronic Health Record System., 2015.

    When Kanaiwa Hospital in Kanazawa, Japan, decided to introduce a comprehensive electronic health records system, it needed a smooth transition from its old paper record-keeping as well as a "non-stop" network to support the new system. The case study...

  • Innovation in Europes cities
    Innovation in Europe’s Cities. LSE Cities, 2015.

    Innovation in European Cities sets out the context for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ European Mayors Challenge. It gives an overview of the key themes facing European cities today and provides an independent analysis of the 155...

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Report of the Expert Committee on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. New Delhi: Niti Aayog, 2015.

    The Terms of Reference of the Expert Committee are as follows:
    i. To review the existing initiatives aimed at promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in India, especially those efforts that result in widespread job growth and the creation of globally competitive enterprises;
    ii. To...

  • GIz innovative solutions
    Moving Innovation Forward In Case Studies: 10 Sustainable and Inclusive Business Models. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2015.

    Recognizing the importance of inclusive innovation, GIZ has partnered with CII-CESD under the MSME Umbrella Programme to improve capacities of key actors in the innovation system that seek to foster the innovative capacities of MSME and strengthen the innovation systems around them. Central goal...

  • Giz health insurance
    Health insurance for India’s poor In A publication in the German Health Practice Collection. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2015.

    This publication describes how the Government of India has extended protection against catastrophic health expenditures to poor and informal workers through Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), a national health insurance scheme whose design and implementation is supported by Germany’s Federal...

  • Skill Development Policy
    National Policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, 2015.

    Ministry is an integral part of the government policy on "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas" and its commitment to overall human resource development to take advantage of the demographic profile of our country's population in the coming years. Developing a comprehensive and holistic policy document is...

  • Kill development and Banking
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in the Banking financial services and Insurance sector (2013-17, 2017-22). New Delhi, India: National Skill Development Centre, 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...

  • Skill development in construction
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in the Building Estate and Real Estate 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...

  • Skill an construction
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in Construction Material and Building Hardware Sector (2013-17), (2017-22). 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...

  • Skill development and Domestic Help
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in the Domestic Help Sector (2013-17), (2017-22). 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...

  • 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...

  • IT and skill development
    KPMG. Human Resource and Skill requirements in IT and ITes (2013-17), (2017-22). New Delhi, India: National Skill Development Centre, 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...

  • Tourism and Skill dvelopment
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sector (2013-17), (2017-22). New Delhi, India: National Skill Development Centre, 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...

  • telecommunications
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in Telecommunications 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...

  • Healthcare
    Human Resource and Skill requirements in Healthcare Sector (2013-17), (2017-22). New Delhi, India: National Skill Development Centre, 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...

  • UHC
    Wagstaff, Adam, Daniel Cotlear, Patrick Hoang- Vu Eozenou, and Leander Robert Buisman. Measuring progress towards universal health coverage: with an application to 24 developing countries. The World Bank Group, 2015.

    The last few years have seen a growing commitment worldwide to universal health coverage (UHC). Yet there is a lack of clarity on how to measure progress towards UHC. This paper proposes a ‘mashup’ index that captures both aspects of UHC: that everyone—irrespective of their ability-to-pay—gets...

  • Technical Education
    Lee, Ling Jessica Di. Technical education in India : living good governance. The World Bank Group, 2015.

    Governance, at its heart, is related to how an institution measures itself, and how it intends to grow. A well-run institution instills confidence and respect from students, faculty, and the larger community. Yet, governance is a challenge in several Indian technical education institutes. The...

  • Tribal Education
    Kanti, Senapati Tushar. "Holistic Tribal Education: A Case Study of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences in Odisha, India." (2015).

    Education is both an indicator and an instrument of development, and its attainment is a major factor behind the accumulation of human capital. Literacy is a useful indicator of the relative development of a society. The Constitution is unequivocally committed to bring about social justice and...

  • Improving education
    Rose, Pauline, and Benjamin Alcott. How can education systems become equitable by 2030? In DFID think pieces – Learning and equity. Department for International Development (DFID), 2015.

    In this paper released in August 2015, authors, Pauline Rose, Professor of International Education and Benjamin Alcott, Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, cite ASER data to explain how learning inequalities start early in the primary school cycle, or even before children start school. ...

  • maternal Health
    Mojumdar, Sujoy Kumar. Trends in Maternal Care Utilization in Urban India: A Temporal Analysis. Vol. 6. Environment and Urbanization Asia, 2015.

    The present study attempts to observe the recent changes in the Indian health care utilization pattern based on secondary data from three National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) rounds. The study focuses on urban households across different classes of towns emphasizing the most recent births...

  • Accountability in Health
    Das, Jishnu, Alaka Holla, Aakash Mohpal, and Karthik Muralidharan. Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India. World Bank Group, 2015.

    This paper presents direct evidence on the quality of health care in low-income settings using a unique and original set of audit studies, where standardized patients were presented to a nearly representative sample of rural public and private primary care providers in the Indian state of Madhya...

  • 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...

  • India Infrastructure Report
    The Road to Universal Health Coverage In India Infrastructure Report. IDFC, 2014.

    The Indian population today has little or no access to good quality healthcare at affordable prices. Not surprisingly, on several of the basic health indicators India ranks amongst the lowest in the world. The health crisis is aggravated by a rising incidence of chronic and non - infectious...

  • guideline for Asha
    Guidelines for ASHA and Mahila Arogya Samiti in the Urban Context. New Delhi: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2014.

    The strategy for community health in urban areas involves facilitating equitable access to available health facilities by rationalizing and strengthening of the existing capacity of health delivery for improving the health status of the urban poor. The guidelines for community Processes in urban...

  • 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...

  • Health Care for Old
    Viveiros, Janet. Bringing Health Care Home for Low-Income Older Adults. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Housing Conference, 2014.

    A Profile of the Richmond Health and Wellness Program at Dominion Place in Richmond, Virginia

  • ICT in primary education
    Lim, Cher Ping, Michel Aubé, Elizabeth Wagner de Huergo, Ivan Kalaš, Ernesto Laval, Florian Meyer, Julia Rjazanova, Lee Yong Tay, and Natalia Tokareva. ICT in Primary Education. Moscow, Russian Federation: UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, 2014.

    This collective case study describes and analyzes the promising ICT-enhanced teaching and learning practices of five primary schools in different regions of the world. Each case study provides a rich description of the context in which ICT has been used to meet curriculum outcomes and engage...

  • mobile reading
    Reading in the mobile era: A study of mobile reading in developing countries. Paris, France: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, 2014.

    Reading in the mobile era exposes18 governments to the idea that digital libraries and mobile reading initiatives may have more impact than traditional, paper-based interventions. This report explains the habits, preferences and demographic profiles of mobile readers in seven developing...

  • making school accountable
    Bruns, Barbara, Deon Filmer, and Harry Anthony Patrinos. Making schools work : new evidence on accountability reforms. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank Group, 2014.

    This book is about the threats to education quality that cannot be explained by lack of resources. It reviews service delivery failures in education: cases where programs and policies increase inputs to education but do not produce effective services where it counts in the classroom. It...

  • private education
    L, Day Ashley, Mcloughlin C, Aslam M, Engel J, Wales J, Rawal S, Batley R, Kingdon G, Nicolai S, and Rose P. The Role and Impact of Private Schools in Developing Countries. Department for International Development (DFID), 2014.

    This paper presents a rigorous review of evidence on the role and impact of private schools on the education of school-aged children in developing countries. It was commissioned by the Department for International Development (DFID) and produced by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and...

  • Higher education India
    Higher education in India: Moving towards global relevance and competitiveness. New Delhi: Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd, 2014.

    The global economy is undergoing structural transformation: there will be need for a workforce of 3.3 billion by 2020, increasingly in the services and capital intensive-manufacturing sectors. The phenomena is also expected to play out in India – by 2020, 90% of India’s GDP and 75% of employment...

  • Educational technology in India
    Campbel, Kim, Hila Mehr, and Ben Mayer. Education Technology in India: Designing Ed-Tech for Affordable Private Schools., 2014.

    The challenges facing students in low-income communities in the developing world are daunting. Children are born to impoverished parents, whose limited education has curbed their earning potential. For this reason, children are taught at an early age that school is the only way out of their...

  • Blended learning
    Julia Freeland. Blending toward competency Early patterns of blended learning and competency-based education in New Hampshire. Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2014.

    As the education field strives to differentiate and personalize learning to cater to each student, two related movements are gaining attention: competency-based education and blended learning. In competency-based models, students advance on the basis of mastery, rather than according to the...

  • GIZ mobile education
    Landscape Review Mobile Education for Numeracy. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2014.

    This GIZ-commissioned landscape review focuses on mNumeracy interventions in early grades in low income countries. A search of the internet and academic journals, and correspondence with contacts within the mNumeracy space, resulted in the unearthing of a total of only 24 projects (from 12...

  • GIZ education startups
    The BoP Education Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in India: Collaboration between GIZ and Perspectful. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2014.

    This report is intended to advance knowledge of the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) education market in India and support education entrepreneurs as well as investors by highlighting innovative ways of overcoming common challenges in serving the BoP demographic.

    The greatest barrier to...

  • NUHM Framework
    National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) Framework for Implementation. Delhi: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2013.

    In order to effectively address the health concerns of the urban poor population, the Ministry proposes to launch a National Health Mission with two sub-missions NHM (already approved by Cabinet for continuation upto 2017) and a new sub-mission National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). The Mission...

  • The mHealth Case in India
    The mHealth Case in India. Bangalore: WIPRO, 2013.

    India’s healthcare system is ripe for innovation. The capacity of the healthcare system to deliver care is unlikely to meet both the demands of the growing urban middle and upper classes, or the needs of the urban and rural poor. The over 75% of healthcare costs paid out-of-pocket create a...

  • NUHM
    National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). New Delhi, India: The Gazette of India, 2013.

    The National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) as a sub-mission of National Health Mission (NHM) has been approved by the Cabinet on 1st May 2013. NUHM envisages to meet health care needs of the urban population with the focus on urban poor, by making available to them essential primary health care...

  • malnutition case study
    F. Levinso, James, Yarlini Balarajan, and Alessandra Marini. Addressing malnutrition multisectorally, What have we learned from recent international experience?. New York: MDG Achievement Fund, 2013.

    This document is the product of the joint efforts of the MDG-F and UNICEF to generate knowledge and provide evidence-based solutions for how to take a comprehensive look at the problem of malnutrition and food insecurity. The MDG-F ́s experience is an innovative effort of the UN system to...

  • Nurition for children
    Children, Food security and nutrition, MDG - F Thematic Study: Review of Key Findings and Achievements. MDG Achievement Fund, 2013.

    The Children, Food Security and Nutrition (CFSN) group of MDG supported programs to halt preventable deaths caused by child hunger and poor nutrition. CFSN allocated US$134.5 million through 24 Joint Programs (JPs) in 4 regions - Africa, Asia & Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and Latin...

  • multimedia in education
    Andresen, Bent B., and Katja van den Brink. Multimedia in Education Curriculum. Moscow: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, 2013.

    The aim of the module Multimedia in Education are that the target groups develop a deep knowledge and high competencies regarding:

    • Why, where and how multimedia can be used in school educational settings;
    •  Pedagogical scenarios concerning the mainstream and future use of...

  • policy for mobile learning
    Policy guidelines for mobile learning. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, 2013.

    UNESCO believes that mobile technologies can expand and enrich educational opportunities for learners in diverse settings. Today, a growing body of evidence suggests that ubiquitous mobile devices – especially mobile phones and, more recently, tablet computers – are being used by learners and...

  • GIZ social protection
    GmbH), GIZ(Deutsche. A Smart Card Solution for India’s Public Distribution System (PDS) In How Rashtriya Swathya Bima Yojana’s information technology can improve benefit delivery under the PDS. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2013.

    One of the largest programmes is the Public Distribution System (PDS), India’s only safety net – designed to improve food security through the provision of subsidised commodities. Since the 1960s, the PDS has distributed grains, sugar and kerosene to help households meet their consumption needs...

  • GIZ_Health in India
    India: Health Care for All. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2013.

    94% of India’s working population work in the informal sector, most of them without any social protection. The objective of the project is to improve social protection for workers in the informal sector and their families, particularly those living below the poverty line. This targets in...

  • Health
    Rudolph, Linda, Julia Caplan, Karen Ben-Moshe, and Lianne Dillon. Health in All Policies In A Guide for State and Local Governments. American Public Health Association and Public Health Institute, 2013.

    Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments was created by the Public Health Institute, the California Department of Public Health, and the American Public Health Association in response to growing interest in using collaborative approaches to improve population...

  • Gender Initiatives
    A Compendium of Case studies on Gender Mainstreaming initiatives in UN-Habitat, 2008 - 2012. UN Habitat, 2013.

    Whilst we recognize that much work has been done in the mainstreaming of gender equality in human settlement, UN-Habitat acknowledges that much more is required. This compendium of case studies is designed to bring into one document some of the gender mainstreaming initiatives UN-Habitat...

  • ICT in education
    National Policy on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) In School Education (Draft). New Delhi: Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, 2012.

    The National Policy on Education 1986, as modified in 1992, stressed the need to employ educational technology to improve the quality of education. The policy statement led to two major centrally sponsored schemes, namely, Educational Technology (ET) and Computer Literacy and Studies in Schools...

  • 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...

  • India Healthcare
    India Healthcare: Inspiring possibilities, challenging journey. McKinsey&Company, 2012.

    This report attempts to provide a possible vision for the country's healthcare, and the contours of a possible roadmap. While acknowledging the reality that this journey will take place over decades, we have adopted the year 2022 as the timeframe for this exercise. We believe that such a...

  • 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...