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Think Pragati

The Three Forms of Power

Village Square

The shape of India’s non-profits in the 21st century

World Bank People, Spaces, Deliberation blog

Can overhauling ‘teaching’ reform schools in Kenya?

Does the Gates’ Letter 2017 answer Warren Buffett’s questions?

#3 from 2016: Delhi’s odd-even plan as a public policy experiment

Beyond rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes

Judith Tendler and learning from ‘good government’

Holding the state to account

Reading ICAI’s review of DFID WASH results

The logframe in an ‘iterative & adaptive’ world

The ‘decentralisation agenda’ must succeed

Sue Unsworth’s ‘upside down’ view

The 2016 Gates Letter is all about power

Will cash replace staff?

Delhi’s Odd-Even plan as a policy experiment

Cash as a response to humanitarian distress

Avoiding perversions of evidence-informed decision making

The political economy of welfare schemes

If using ‘Theories of Change’ cannot transform the way you operate, why bother?

Thoughts on designing a national social safety net

Do donors need more (and better) contract managers to deliver results?

Living with the ‘results agenda’, redux

Can WASH deliver more than just sanitation?

Assessments are critical to learning, accountability and school improvement

Six steps to a successful sanitation campaign

‘Orderly traffic’ as a governance measure: a suggestion

Why do we so often need to push back against ‘techie triumphalism’?

Why do sanitation campaigns fail?

The false dichotomy among sanitation-for-all advocates

Technology Alone Will Not Save the World: Lessons from the 2015 Gates Letter

Despite the Growth, India Needs its activists

Accessing the Inaccessible

The Challege of Doing Development Differently

Sanitation For All: Ignore Quality at Your Own Peril

Enforcing Accountability in Decision-Making

The Need to Improve Administrative Data

Allowing ‘Revisibility’ in Decision-Making

Redefining the Roles of NGOs

Competing Approaches to Social Accountability

‘Going Public’ with Decisionmaking

Policy Implementation: A Research Agenda

‘Relevant Reasons’ in Decision-Making (3 of 3)

Have Evidence, Will… Um, Erm (2 of 2)

Have Evidence, Will… Um, Erm?

The Vigilantes Are Here. How Do We Fight Them?

Non-Authoritarian States Can Practise Everyday Authoritarianism Too

The Alibis of a Chief Executive

Catch News

Dear PM Modi, where’s the windfall from demonetisation you had promised?

Notebandi & its woes: Why we must protest the narrative of ‘normalisation’


Beyond rationalization of centrally- sponsored schemes

Learning from good government

‘Achhe din’ giving BJP a miss?

Strengthening of Indian democracy key to unleashing economic reforms

Holding the state to account

What does Raghuram Rajan’s exit tell us about the Modi sarkar?

Does the BJP need to rein in Narendra Modi?

Private providers have a role to play in primary education

The 2016 Gates Letter is all about power

A false idea of Brand India

How the state is reclaiming power over tribal communities

Delhi’s Odd-Even plan as a public policy experiment

What determines the size of the Indian state?

The political economy of welfare schemes

Modi’s window of opportunity to bring in big reforms is closing fast

Are politicians once again facing a crisis of credibility?

What Digital India will not fix

If we don’t assess, how will we learn?

Six steps to a successful sanitation campaign

A year of high-decibel rhetoric

Ten tips for a ‘civil’ society

Playing ‘truth or dare’ with governance

Does the Sangh Parivar want to kill public debate in India?
Why do sanitation campaigns fail?

Technology alone will not save the world: lessons from the 2015 Gates letter

More announcements, evidence can wait?

Why this Team India will fail

Activists and their battle for legitimacy

The false dichotomy among sanitation-for-all advocates

Disband the Planning Commission, focus on states instead

NGOs, please be a bit more political

Sanitation for all: ignore quality at your own peril

A boring pro-poor agenda

The Jagdish Bhagwati school of politics

How a government was lost

Why the BJP did not need a manifesto for 2014

The federal rollback

Marginalized by Narendra Modi

Self-righteousness or self-interest?

Why the 2014 Gates Annual Letter on global poverty fails to inspire

A public apology to Africa

The destruction of Manmohan Singh’s legacy and how that affects us

AAP makes it a promising year-end in Delhi

Are investigators to be blamed for policy paralysis?

Basic education: beyond school choice

Redefining the roles of NGOs

Generating evidence in the private versus public school debate

The consequences of ignoring implementation capacity

The need to improve administrative data

Beyond Narendra Modi: the governance debate

The consequences of Modi-fying our political discourse

Failures in development programming in Attapady


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