For the Greater Common Good

Ajay Tankha's Banking on Self-Help Groups presents a well researched study on the existing functioning of self help groups (SHGs) and their future roadmap. Though the book relies heavily on techno-formal narrative in identifying the policy gaps and limited ground available for SHGs, concern for the marginalised stays into the core...


Smart Governance

While India's top officials and key thought leaders are thinking big time about the e-governance to transform core areas of government functions particularly service delivery and to bring governance...


Governance: Time for a Radical Shift

It is not so much rethinking governance, but rather fine-tuning of our procedures and institutions to make them appropriate for the current times. First and foremost, governance in a democracy has to do a lot with...


Challenge is to break the e-governance silos

The newly enacted Public Service Guarantee Act will pave the way for Odisha to embrace several of the smart governance practices...


Adding Value to Business

Direct benefit transfer (DBT) is the talk of the day, a manifesto for the 2014 elections. Government is hinting at it being a game changer. What remains to be seen is whether it is a game changer for the public or for the government...

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