NITI’s Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office and ISB inks Institutional Partnership

By Team External Relations Aug 27, 2020

In a virtual event, Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog and Indian School of Business (ISB) came together to sign an institutional partnership to strengthen monitoring and evaluation in India. The Statement of Intent (SoI) was signed by Dr Sekhar Bonu, Director General, Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) at NITI Aayog and Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, Indian School of Business.

The objective of the SoI is to work together in areas including- capacity building of government officials, developing modules and conducting joint studies. Through this partnership, ISB and DMEO will also organise workshops, forums, seminars and such other activities which will lead to enhanced advocacy of Monitoring & Evaluation in the country. Through these interventions, it is expected to strengthen the capacities of regional institutions and local research ecosystems in the area of monitoring and evaluation of developmental programmes. Bharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB will anchor this initiative within ISB.

Dr Sekhar Bonu said, “Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) aims to develop the monitoring and evaluation ecosystem in the country. We are very delighted to partner with the Indian School of Business, aiming at collaboration on research and training, as a step towards realising our broader goal.”

Speaking about this collaboration ISB Dean Srivastava said, “ISB will leverage the body of research and academic network at its command, to bring evidence-based research to the table, which I am sure will help in efficient policymaking. This partnership between NITI and ISB is focused on working towards problems that are worth solving.

Professor Ashwini Chhatre, Executive Director – Bharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB and Shri Alok Mishra, Director - Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog were also present during the programme.

About ISB

The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global business school offering world-class management education to professionals at its two LEED rated green building campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. A rich & vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, robust academic partnerships, thriving alumni network, the backing of an influential board and guidance of industry’s thought leadership has enabled ISB to fast emerge and consolidate itself as a premier global business school in the emerging markets. The school is also one of the largest providers of executive education in Asia and the most research-productive Indian management institution.

The school, over the last nineteen years, has grown at a rapid pace and has earned several prestigious accolades. ISB is the youngest business school to consistently rank among the top global MBA programmes.  ISB had the honour of receiving accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ISB gains the unique distinction of becoming the 100th business school in the world to achieve the coveted ‘Triple Crown’ accreditations- AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. ISB envisions to become an internationally top-ranked, research-driven and independent management institute that grooms future leaders for India and the world. To know more about ISB, please visit: