Year: 2020

Understanding perceptions on girls’ education in Rajasthan, in the context of COVID-19 – study report and policy brief, December 2020

Over the last two decades, India and the state of Rajasthan have made strong progress in achieving high enrolment in primary education (ASER 2018). This has enabled greater number of girls to access education. However, despite the progress in primary education, there remain several challenges that affect girls’ secondary education.  The report and policy brief […]

Convergence – critical to the effective functioning of Child Protection systems in India

The Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) in India, launched in 2009, under the stewardship of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), seeks to enable ‘child protection,’ by: Preventing – child labour and trafficking, through identification and support to vulnerable families Promoting family-based care; and ensuring quality care and support in Government institutions Enabling […]

Ensuring quality in a quality audit Assessing quality in program scale-up – our experience from an eastern state in India

While scaling up has always been desired, it has posed challenges. There have been frameworks and guides on scaling up, such as the MSI framework [1] and tools and techniques for practitioners. In India, too, there has been a focus on scaling up, and “implementation pathways [2]”  have been suggested. Nonetheless, scaling up poses challenges.  A key challenge […]


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