Wednesday, December 16, 2015

17 December 2015: Monitoring Systems in Education A Study of 5 States in India

Kiran Bhatty, Priyanka Varma and Radhika Saraf
Centre for Policy Research

The study is an attempt to examine the government's system of monitoring schools. Monitoring forms one of the mechanisms by which performance of the education system is tracked, shortfalls identified and changes initiated in a timely fashion to ensure the core objectives of education. If, as is the case, quality is persistently declining, one of the questions that arise is: Are schools being monitored effectively? If they are, are they having the desired impact? If not, where do the shortfalls lie? Unfortunately, even as the criticality of monitoring for efficient service delivery is being widely acknowledged, there is very little information on how the system works, whether it feeds back into the planning and policy loop, and what are its constraints.

Placing the findings within a framework of institutional analysis, the study highlights incoherence in the bureaucratic structures of monitoring, lack of ownership of roles assigned to the monitors, and lack of community embeddedness at lower levels of the bureaucracy as factors contributing to ineffectual monitoring. 

Date: December 17, 2015
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Conference Hall
Centre for Policy Research,
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi–110021(INDIA)


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