How well are major government schemes working?

The background to this post comes in the realisation that though the government has launched big ticket "social-welfare" schemes in the last decade or so, the government should not merely be throwing money at problems existing in our society. ┬áSocial welfare schemes should have well-designed, well-formulated structures which can maximise benefits to the poor or … Continue reading How well are major government schemes working?

Unsung Heroes: Servicing our teachers

The Wall Street Journal's India section has some remarkable anecdotes on how teachers in rural India are, out of their own initiative, providing examples to the government as to how to cope with meagre resources and yet transform education in rural India. ┬áThe first part of this post summarizes the article, and later, I mention … Continue reading Unsung Heroes: Servicing our teachers