The state of Himachal Pradesh (HP) is known for its relatively better achievements in schooling in India. Based on the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2014, the non-enrolment in schools among children in the 6-14 years age-group is only 0.3% in the state whereas, the all-India figure is eleven times higher, at 3.3%.
This report analyses this by drawing parallels between various aspects enabling education and work participation of girls in Indonesia with those in India, which have emerged from my fieldwork in parts of India and Indonesia.
Some economists advocate the use of financial incentives and privatization to address the issue of poor schooling in developing countries like India.
Lessons from Gadchiroli (Maharashtra)
Prof John Kurien who started his career as a development practitioner, shares an interesting perspective which offers important lessons for other development practitioners.
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