Governance and service delivery in India – using national and global evidence for better lives

A half-day conference organised jointly by the Campbell Collaboration, the Global Development Network and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation.

Date: 9 February 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Venue: Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

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Effective and open government can create more inclusive development. As an emerging international leader, India has already adopted cutting edge policies such as Right to Information Act and its widespread use of open data. Is there more to be learned from international experience to further the governance agenda in India? This conference considers international and national evidence on better governance and service delivery.

The Government of India already highly values producing and using high-quality evidence. There are good examples of government supporting effective governance, and facilitating stakeholder engagement to for better public service delivery.

To help further these critical goals, the Campbell Collaboration, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and the Global Development Network (GDN) and are organising a half-day conference that brings together national and international economic growth and development specialists to discuss the evidence, and how to leverage national and global research-based evidence on governance and service delivery in India.

Experts will discuss what evidence exists and what is needed in these areas:

  • Existing research and evidence gaps on governance in India
  • The use of evidence in decision-making at different levels in the Government of India
  • The interest of government agencies and Indian and global research organisations in collaborating to address evidence gaps and research and evaluation priorities
  • The specific role of global research, evaluation and evidence synthesis organisations in supporting evidence-informed government decision-making in India, including collaborative capacity building 

 * Lunch will be served at 1:30 PM.

For more information about the event, please contact Yashika Kanojia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Agenda (download pdf here)

Timing Session
9:30-9:40 Welcome and introduction
Prof. Pierre Jacquet, president, Global Development Network
9:40-10:30 Chief guest address –The value of evidence on governance to improve service delivery: the experience of the Government of India
Dr. A. Santhosh Mathew, joint secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
10:30-10:50 Coffee break
10:50-12:05 Evidence on Governance for Service Delivery: Reviewing the scope and use of recent studies on India
Roundtable Discussion with Q&A In this panel, the Campbell Collaboration, Global Development Network and International Initiative for Impact Evaluation will discuss some recent research findings on governance and service delivery with key representatives of government agencies and research institutions.

Panellists:
• Ms. Nisha Agrawal, chief executive officer, Oxfam
• Dr. Geeta Gouri, Former member, Competition Commission of India
• Dr. Howard White, chief executive officer, Campbell Collaboration
• Dr. Emmanual Jimenez, executive director, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation
• Dr. Partha Ray, professor of economics, IIM Calcutta, former adviser to executive director (India), IMF, and former director of department of Economic & Policy Research, RBI
• Mr. Deepak Dasgupta-(TBC), board member (India) of the Green Climate Fund, former principal economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

Chair: Prof. Pierre Jacquet, president, Global Development Network
12:05-13:20 Evidence on governance for service delivery: Identifying gaps and avenues for collaboration
Roundtable discussion with audience participation
A panel discussion of convergence in research and evaluation agendas amongst key knowledge and policy actors working on governance and service delivery nationally, with a view to identifying crosscutting research priorities, critical gaps, and avenues for collaboration.

Panellists:
• Ms. Indrani Gupta, professor and head of Health Policy Research, Institute of Economic Growth
• Ms. Rohini Somanathan, professor of economics, Delhi School of Economics
• Dr. Shekhar Shah, director general, National Council of Applied Economic Research
• Dr. Rajat Kathuria, director, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
• Ms. Preeti Pant-(TBC), director, Central Government Health Scheme

Chair: Dr. Howard White, chief executive officer, Campbell Collaboration
Guiding Questions: What are the main research and evidence gaps on governance in India today? How can government and Indian research partners work effectively together to help fill evidence needs? What can global research organisations contribute?
13:20-13:30 Closing Remark: Dr. Emmanual Jimenez, Executive Director, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation
13:30-14:30 Lunch

 

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