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 ​Ankur Madan
Indian Express
July 25, 2013
Last week I had the opportunity to visit a school for children of migrant workers in a suburb in Bangalore. The experience of spending a few hours at the school made me reflect on a lot of different things. Let me first describe to you...
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
July 24, 2013
In the years 1995-2000, I used to visit Bihar three-four times a year. I was then involved in the financing of hospitals and other healthcare facilities. I had made enough mistakes by then, and learnt that the only way to figure out the...
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
July 13, 2013
The young woman looked like a school girl. She was a teacher, who had recently joined a government primary school. Her cheeks reddened and voice quivered. She was responding to a preposterous statement by a man with more experience as a...
By ​S. Giridhar
Indian Express
July 13, 2013
Last month, my colleague Rudresh who leads one of our initiatives in Surpur block of Yadgir district in Karnataka gave a talk on how he mobilised youth to bring to book the corrupt gram panchayat president and some influential leaders who...
By ​Himanshu Upadhyaya
India Together
July 10, 2013
Even as The Indian Express reports on the steadily rising water storage in the Sardar Sarovar Dam over the river near Kevadiya in Gujarat, farmers who have been waiting for the last three decades for Narmada waters to irrigate their farms...
By ​Ankur Madan
Indian Express
July 04, 2013
As we reach higher classes, studies become increasingly challenging and stressful. Very often, we find it hard to understand all the concepts being taught in class and do not know whom to turn to for help.

Articles & Opinions

Bibliography

The Role of Pre-School Education on Learning Achievement at Primary Level in Bangladesh

By Samir Ranjan Nath
International Journal of Early Years Education
March-2012
This paper examines the impact of pre-school education on learning achievement at primary level in Bangladesh.
Category: Early Childhood Education

Neoliberalism, Transnational Education Norms, and Education Spending in the Developing World, 1983–2004

By Minzee Kim, Elizabeth Heger Boyle
Law & Social Inquiry
March-2012
Using the case of education, the paper consider how global cultural and economic forces affect national education spending policies. The analysis includes both an historical analysis of the construction and transformation of ideas about...
Category: Education Policy

On Hunger and Child Mortality in India

By Raghav Gaiha, Vani S Kulkarni, Manoj K Pandey & Katsushi S Imai
Journal of Asian and African Studies
February-2012
Despite accelerated growth there is pervasive hunger, child undernutrition and mortality in India. The authors analysis focuses on their determinants.
Category: Health & Nutrition

Building Communities for Change: An Experience in Mumbai

By Sri Raman, Varna; Nagar, Anuragini; Joshi, Ira
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
November-2011
This paper documents Sesame Workshop India Trust’s work in impoverished communities in Mumbai with regard to the provision of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) services.
Category: Social Development

Is there a Gender Bias in Participation in Early Childhood Education Programs in Developing Countries? Role of Mother's Education

By Sharmistha Self, Richard Grabowski
Journal of International Development
October-2011
Gender bias in education is a commonly noted characteristic in developing countries. Most of the research work focuses on primary, secondary and tertiary education. The focus of this paper is on whether or not such gender bias also appears...
Category: Early Childhood Education

Early Child Development: A Framework for Collaboration

By Young, Mary Eming
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
November-2010
The convergence of knowledge from neuroscience, social science and economics on the importance of early life or experiences on brain development has tremendous implication on the future of societies.
Category: Early Childhood Care and Education