Centre for Public Policy, Governance and Performance

The Centre has trained several batches of Bangladesh civil servants in the last few years. During 2018-19, as many as149 officials (Joint Secretaries, Directors and Deputy Secretaries) of the neighbouring country participated in four capacity building programmes. The topics covered in the programmes included, good governance, use of technology in governance, and promoting transparency in governance. As part of the programmes, the officials were exposed to a few of the new initiatives being undertaken by the Government of India and Government of Telangana in promoting Good Governance.

The programmes, sponsored by the Ministry of Public Administration, Government of Bangladesh, were well received. One of the faculty members of the Centre, co-directed the Advanced Management Programme with 29 participants from various public undertaking of the Government of India apart from conducting a training programme for the Civil Servants of North Eastern region, which was sponsored by MDoNER. The Centre conducted Evaluation of Population Research Centres (PRCs), covering 14 PRCs in 13 locations. The report was submitted to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Upon receiving the report from the Ministry, the Niti Aayog conveyed its satisfaction. Dr. Vivek Paul, Member (Health), Niti Aayog, called for a meeting and discussed the way forward with the Centre. In the meeting, he appreciated the work done by ASCI and requested the team to prepare an Implementation Road Map for Restructuring and Revival of PRCs in the country. A plan has been duly submitted. As part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project, sets of studies as research papers in the Health Sector. Work has also been done in identifying pockets of inequality with respect to access of Health and Education sectors.

R&C Projects
  • ACEH Scoping Study(Ministry of External Affairs)
  • Building Institutional Capability in Technology Management-Phase V(Ministry of Science and Technology)
  • Coal Regulatory Bill (Ministry of Coal)
  • Common Services Centre (CSC) Scheme in 7 States of India(CIPS)
  • Development of S&T Performance Measurement & Indicators(NSTMIS)
  • Draft Postal Bill, 2009(Department of Posts)
  • Engagement for Conducting Third Party Evaluation of the Population Research Centers (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
  • Evaluation Capacity and Analytics Support to GOAP and Other Government(BMGF)
  • Evaluation of AMR-APARD Training Programmes(AMR-Andhra Pradesh Academy of Rural Development)
  • Evaluation of Disaster Management Programs(Ministry of Agriculture)
  • Formulation of Growth Strategy and Business Plan(Andhra Pradesh Financial Corporation)
  • Independent Evaluation of HRD Programs 1) Star College Scheme and 2) Biotech Industrial Training Program (DBT)
  • Institutional Advisor to Service Delivery Project, Modernizing Government Programme, GoK(Government of Kerala)
  • Irrigation Impact and Best Practices Study (JBIC)
  • Methodology for Moderation Factor for IPS Officers(Ministry of Home Affairs)
  • Model Code of Conduct(DARPG)
  • PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Admininstration(DARPG)
  • Policy paper on Fiscal & Monetary Implications of Excess Stocks of Food Grains(RBI)
  • Preparing a Draft Innovation Policy for the Government of Andhra Pradesh(Andhra Pradesh State Innovation Society)
  • Pro- Poor Administrative Reforms in Kerala (ADB)
  • Providing Technical Assistance to project of Replication of PM Awarded initiatives (2012-13 & 2013-14) in the States/UT's(DARPG)
  • Restructuring of Central Water Commission(Ministry of Water Resources)
  • Restructuring of Kerala State Planning Board(KSPB)
  • Study into the Cost of Acquisition and distribution of food for FCI(MoFCA)
  • Study to Develop Performance Related Incentive Schemes (PRIS)for Promoting Basic Research(DST)
Dr. Harsh Sharma