Projects

Development of Governance training modules
 
  • Development of training modules on various themes of governance and capacity building of the faculty of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) and the National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR).
  • This project will be done in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of India.
     
Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) Quality Support – Teacher Development in Secondary Education

  • The Government of India launched the RMSA in March 2009 with the objective of enhancing access to secondary education (Class 9th and 10th) and improving the quality. Some of the important quality improvement interventions provided under the scheme are: (a) appointment of additional teachers; (b) focus on Science, Math and English education; (c) in-service training of teachers; (d) science laboratories; (e) ICT enabled education; (f) curriculum reforms; and (g) teaching learning reforms.
  • The World Bank is supporting the Government of India in implementing the RMSA. In order to understand the challenges of implementing RMSA, the World Bank plans to undertake a set of studies that will examine issues which have direct import on the objectives of the government for RMSA.
  • The Bharti Institute of Public Policy has been assigned to undertake a study to examine teacher recruitment and education policies of states and Union Territories.
     
Research and Analysis of Legislative Processes

  • UNICEF India has identified advocacy as a key strategy to influence and leverage government resources and align government policies and other stakeholders towards its core priorities - nutrition, child survival, child marriage and labour, sanitation and education.  UNICEF seeks to engage with elected representatives in focused manner so that it is able to achieve its aim of influencing policies, laws, programmes and resource allocation in support of the rights of women and children and to accelerate achievement towards the Millennium Development Goals.
  • The Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business would support the activities of UNICEF by preparation of internal briefs and Policy Briefs on key issues and Tracking of developments in Parliament regarding key UNICEF advocacy issues
  • Research study on stakeholder reaction to new policing approach: Bharti Institute has taken up a commissioned research project for the Bureau of Police R&D to study stakeholder reaction to a new approach to policing experimented with in Bihar in controlling a mob situation in the wake of the murder of a caste-militia leader in mid-2012. The research is under progress.
     
Policy Briefs, Commissioned by UNICEF
 
  • The briefs describe the key policies and legislation on the subject, provide an overview of the relevant public debates and parliamentary action.
  • The team prepared internal briefs and policy briefs (for policy-makers) focusing on education, child labour, child marriage, malnutrition and sanitation.
     
Framework for Analysing Food Policy in India, Commissioned by the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India
 
  • The Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business developed a framework analyzing government interventions in food economy with a special focus on, (i) steadily rising MSP for cereals, (ii) burgeoning buffer stocks for cereals, (iii) persistent food inflation and (iv) increasing food subsidies.
  • The project was commissioned by the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India
     
Coal Book Project
 
  • The objective of the book would be to give the reader a coherent, wholesome view of all important aspects related to the past, present and future of coal in India.
  • The book would focus on the unique account of the management of coal resources in India. Citing interviews, cases and intriguing data, the book will scrutinize policy decisions that have led to the virtual stagnation of the coal industry, along with critical shortages and the Supreme Court’s reprimand. More specifically, the book will carefully examine the process followed for allocation of denationalized coal blocks, the effects of this allocation, and also the retention of Coal India’s monopoly of majority of coal resources.
     
Research study on understanding stakeholders reaction to police action in violent mob situation

  • Research study on understanding stakeholders reaction to police action in violent mob situation
  • The project was commissioned by Bureau of Police research Development (BPRD)
     
Cold Chain Development for Fruits-&-Vegetables in India: Study of A Kinnow Supply Chain

  • The objective of the project was to identify the potential of cold supply chain in Fruits-and-Vegetable distribution in India
  • The project analyzed  the ‘Potential of cold-chain for Fruit-and- Vegetable Distribution in India’ with a case study on a particular supply chain for 'kinnow' fruit. The data (costs and revenues) for the supply chain was collected and the profitability was calculated for all stakeholders investing in cold chain. The impact of food wastage and carbon in the supply chain was also studied.
     
181 Helpline Evaluation Project

  • The objective of the project was to assess the effectiveness of outsourcing a key Government service and its effect on the accountability and efficiency of the Police system.
  • Bharti Institute has been commissioned to do an evaluation of the 181 helpline service instituted by Punjab Police, Prof. Siddharth Singh is the faculty advisor to the team at the Bharti Institute being led by Sukhmeet Singh.
  • Three districts were covered in Sep 2016 for collecting the primary data: Ludhiana, Fathegarh Sahib and Mohali. These primary findings are being analyzed and collated and a draft of the report is being prepared.
     
Commonwealth Secretariat Case Study on UPSC

  • Commonwealth Secretariat Case Study on UPSC:  Public  Sector Governance Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat, has awarded Professor Prajapati Trivedi a consultancy to write a case study on the Union Public Service Commission of India. (new project)
  • The case study is completed and submitted to Commonwealth Secretariat Case Study. The discussion for a further project engagement on performance management toolkit is under progress
     
Central Square Foundation (CSF) Project

  • CSF is funding work on following two initiatives – Quality of Education Management Index (QEMI) and Education Management and Accountability Toolkit (EMAT).
  • QEMI is intended to be a ‘leading’ indicator of quality of management of school education system in the State.
  • EMAT is envisaged to be a toolkit for State Governments to improve the performance of their School Education Departments.
     
Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) in its on-going effort to improve the design and implementation of KPIs.

  • To launch a Mission to assist DCI with the finalization of their KPIs for the year 2016-17
  • This is a preliminary scoping mission and its primary objective is to understand the requirements of the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) with regard to the technical support required to support their on-going efforts to develop a truly world-class system of KPIs.
     
 Development of a Global Forest Tenure Security Index Phase 1
 
  • The project entails identifying and assessing the tenure law and policies for forest dwelling communities in most forested countries of the world, laying special emphasis on the actual implementation of the legal codes on ground level. The Tenure Security Index will be piloted using data from certain states in India. The framework will be then applied to three additional countries as part of exploratory comparative study.
  • Prof Ashwini Chhatre as the lead of the project for ISB will review the existing literature and data sources & conduct expert consultation in order to develop a robust framework for assessing tenure security across countries. 
     
Development of a Global Forest Tenure Security Index , Phase 2

  • Produce the Forest Tenure Security for India based data from all states in India
  •  Prof Ashwini Chhatre as the lead of the project for ISB will review the existing literature and data sources & conduct expert consultation in order to develop a robust framework for assessing tenure security across countries.
     
Analysis of Stalled Development Projects in India

  • To build a database and analyze the land- related causes for stalled development projects in India
  • (Indian School of Business) have been leading this exercise to determine the role and extent of land related issues in delaying and stalling of various investment projects. This is of seminal importance as the debate on delayed investments has been emotive and polemical but without an empirical base. This study is the first major step in filling this gap. The accompanying policy brief will also show the pathway for development of better risk assessment tools, mitigation strategies and regulatory screens.
     
Assessment of Cost & Benefits of other Energy Resources Vis-A Vis Renewables

  • To secure future of clean energy in India by aiding the design & Implementation of policies that encourage energy efficiency & renewable resources
  • This is a research project on health and agricultural impacts of coal-fired power plants in India. This is aproject funded by the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, and a collaboration between BIPP, Climate Policy Initiative, and SSEF. This has the approval of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (without funding). This was approved in June 2016 and will take place over the next one year.