Member publications consists of articles and papers contributed by members of the Foundation to leading newspapers, magazines, and journals. Articles & Opinions and Bibliography comprise a repository of academic articles on education and other allied domains such as health, livelihoods and sustainability.

Member Publications

By Anurag Behar
July 08, 2015
The development of the new education policy (NEP) for India is being led by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD). I wrote about this on 14 May. The process that the MHRD is following is clearer now; its core is in the steps...
By Anurag Behar
June 24, 2015
The Katarmal complex has 46 temples, built around the 10th century. The biggest temple houses the Burhadita, the old sun god and is about 7m in height. Some of the temples are less than 2m. Large stone blocks have been used for the...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Human Capital
June 18, 2015
From Chamba (in Uttarakhand) to Dehradun - I was discussing the issue of Corporate Social Responsibility regulations and the reasons for the inertness of most corporate organizations in spending it for the right purpose - with my colleague...
By Anurag Behar
June 10, 2015
From 2002 to 2008, we ran a large-scale programme across five states in India, in partnership with the respective state governments. It was an “assessment-led reform” programme. The idea was to assess schools on basic conditions such as...
By Anurag Behar
May 13, 2015
In 1835, Thomas Babington Macaulay wrote his infamous Memorandum on Indian Education. Two of the most well-known lines from this document are: “....a single shelf of a good European library is worth the whole native literature of India...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
May 06, 2015
It is high time we stopped compartmentalising education. Even at the government level, we need to view education as a continuum. I fully recognise that each stage of education has different needs, nuances and different issues associated...

Articles & Opinions

By Priyam Sengupta, Kakali Mukhopadhyay
Agricultural and Food Economics
February 25, 2016
The NFSA aims to provide subsidized food grains to approximately two thirds of India’s population. The ambitious programme of the Government, besides offering several opportunities, throws many challenges in its implementation.
By Barbara McPake, Giuliano Russo, David Hipgrave, Krishna Horta, James Campbell
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
February 20, 2016
Making progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) requires that health workers are adequate in numbers, prepared for their jobs and motivated to perform.
By Jeanne Luha, Jamie Bartram
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
February 17, 2016
In many countries, the progress being made towards universal access to improved drinking water and sanitation is falling well short of the maximum achievable level. Progress does not appear to be correlated with a country’s social and...
By Marili M. da Silva Vieira, Benedito Guimarães Aguiar Neto
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
February 05, 2016
Teachers in higher education have little pedagogical information to support their practice; therefore, it is essential for universities to promote formal opportunities for teachers to reflect about their practices.
By Per Lindqvist, Ulla Karin Nordänger
Teacher and Teacher Education
February 01, 2016
The article presents findings from a longitudinal study (1993–2014) examining how ex-teachers, who were perceived as “skilled” during teacher training, describe their paths out of the profession and discussing the possibility of retaining...
By Satyam Viswanathan
Indian Express
January 18, 2016
During his recent India visit, Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke of how India’s education system would do well to emphasise greater creativity and risk-taking.


Teaching about Teaching: Examining the Pedagogy of Teacher Education in India

By Rajashree Srinivasan
Higher Education for Future
This is a qualitative study that sought to capture the narrations of 30 teacher educators teaching in diverse teacher education classrooms. The article frames the pedagogy of teacher education as four problems
Category: Teacher Professional Development

India of Ideas: Mapping the Status of Higher Education in India and Mobilizing Discourse towards a Quest for Equity and Excellence

By Francis Kuriakose, Deepa Kylasam Iyer
Higher Education for Future
The article traces the idea of education from the early Greek and Indian philosophers, the university tradition of India during the British rule which laid the foundations of modern Indian education, to the present-day...
Category: Higher Education

Aid, education policy, and development

By Miguel Niño-Zarazúa
International Journal of Educational Development
This paper discusses the recent history of education aid policy, and introduces the studies that constitute this UNU-WIDER Special Issue.
Category: Education Policy

Costs, and cost-outcome of school feeding programmes and feeding programmes for young children. Evidence and recommendations

By E. A. Kristjansson et al
International Journal of Educational Development
Our objectives for this study were to provide updated, realistic data on the costs and cost-outcomes of school feeding in Low and Middle Income Countries.
Category: Education Policy

International organizations and the future of education assistance

By Stephen P. Heyneman & Bommi Lee
International Journal of Educational Development
Education began to be included as a component of foreign assistance in the early 1960s as it is a principal ingredient of development.
Category: Education Policy

Learning World Culture or Changing It? Human Rights Education and the Police in India

By Rachel Wahl
Comparative Education Review
This article examines how local law enforcers in India respond to NGO efforts to disseminate world culture through human rights education. Law enforcement officers do not merely decouple from human rights discourse by superficially...
Category: Social Development