New publication by Prof. Prakash: Ideas for India


One of Nishith PraKash’s new publications titled “Education Policies and Practices: What have we Learnt and the Road Ahead” has been covered by Ideas for India.

Prakash argues that like much in the northern Indian state of Bihar, education has been improving faster than in the rest of the country. But as this column reminds us, Bihar is starting from the bottom. For education to continue to improve, Bihar needs to universally provide drinking water facilities, separate toilets for girls in schools, and more teachers and classrooms per student.

Ideas for India is an economics and policy portal that is intended to be this common platform and source for ideas and evidence on policy issues in India and will be a complement to the print media. By serving as an ideologically neutral space for economists and other social scientists to use their research to weigh in on key policy questions, Ideas for India hopes to inject more evidence into policy debates, and make these discussions more accessible to specialists and non-specialists interested in the issues of growth and development in India.

Ideas for India has published studies of several well-known development economists. Here is the link to what was published on Prakash’s work