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Health Policy and Planning; Volume 31, suppl 2, September 2016


  • District decision-making for health in low-income settings: a feasibility study of a data-informed platform for health in India, Nigeria and Ethiopia by Bilal Iqbal Avan, Della Berhanu, Nasir Umar, Deepthi Wickremasinghe, and Joanna Schellenberg
  • District decision-making for health in low-income settings: a systematic literature review by Deepthi Wickremasinghe, Iram Ejaz Hashmi, Joanna Schellenberg, and Bilal Iqbal Avan
  • District decision-making for health in low-income settings: a case study of the potential of public and private sector data in India and Ethiopia by Sanghita Bhattacharyya, Della Berhanu, Nolawi Taddesse, Aradhana Srivastava, Deepthi Wickremasinghe, Joanna Schellenberg, and Bilal Iqbal Avan
  • District decision-making for health in low-income settings: a qualitative study in Uttar Pradesh, India, on engaging the private health sector in sharing health-related data by Meenakshi Gautham, Neil Spicer, Manish Subharwal, Sanjay Gupta, Aradhana Srivastava, Sanghita Bhattacharyya, Bilal Iqbal Avan, and Joanna Schellenberg

URL: http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/31/suppl_2.toc

Courtesty: OUP

Social Scientist; Vol.44, No.7-8, July-August 2016


Classically Yours’ by T M Krishna

colonial Capitalism and the Socially Excluded in Odisha by Biswamoy Pati

Indian Economy in the Era of Global Crisis by Sudipta Bhattacharyya

Aligarh Muslim University: Period of Transition by Shamim Akhtar

Book Reviews

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The Journal of Family welfare: Vol.61, No. 1, June 2015


  • A Critical Review of Literature on Sexual and Reproductive Rights and its Violation by Ankita Siddhanta
  • Change in Behaviour and Communication Regarding Childbearing – A Study among Rural Married Couples in India by Shilpa Karvande, Hemant Apte, Axel Hoffmann and Marcel Tanner
  • A study of Clincial Outcomes of Postpartum Instrauterine Contraceptive Device by Mamta Rani, Parneet Kaur, Khushpreet Kaur, Gurdip Kaur and Arvinder Kaur
  • Institutional Delivery among the Tangkhuls of Manipur by R.K. Jeermison
  • Socio-Religious Categories and Fertility Pattern – A Micro Level Study of Malda District by Nazmul Hussain and Sabu Owais

Courtesy: FPAI

Transforming Social Work Education in India: Integrating Human Rights

Vimla V. Nadkarni, Roopashri Sinha

Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, Volume 1, Issue 1,March 2016

India is one of the signatories to the UDHR. Its written constitution provides a unique combination of justiciable and non-justiciable rights. In India, the human rights movement and its intellectual discourse have been put to the test due to the specific complexities of the political processes in the country as well as due to the distinct historical, social, and cultural situations in Indian states. The residual traditional norms of caste, class and gender inequality, poverty, lack of education, and awareness are major hindrances in popularizing and internalizing human rights and making it into a mass movement. There is growing demand for social workers to adopt the human rights approach, particularly with increasing social and economic inequalities, poverty, religious and civil conflicts, disasters, and displacements. In this paper, the authors present a brief history of India’s response to the human rights conventions and treaties and the current status of human rights practices. Social work education is a very important entry point for human rights practice and protection of the rights of the poor, marginalized, and the most disadvantaged people in the country. How Indian social work education has tailored its curricula, research, and field practice to embrace the human rights perspective is discussed and debated. While there are several challenges and differences in social work perspectives in the education of social workers in India, it is now well acknowledged that collective analysis and solidarity will facilitate the transformation of social work education in India into an effective discipline with a human rights perspective.

URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41134-016-0002-3/fulltext.html

Courtesy: Springer

Sectoral Infrastructure Investments in an Unbalanced Growing Economy: The Case of Potential Growth in India

Chetan Ghate,Gerhard Glomm and Jialu Liu Streeter

Asian Development Review , Vol. 33, No. 2, September 2016

We construct a two-sector (agriculture and modern) overlapping generations growth model calibrated to India to study the effects of sectoral tax rates, sectoral infrastructure investments, and labor market frictions on potential growth in India. Our model is motivated by the idea that because misallocation depends on distortions, policies that reduce distortions raise potential growth. We show that the positive effect of a variety of policy reforms on potential growth depends on the extent to which public and private capital are complements or substitutes. We also show that funding more infrastructure investments in both sectors by raising labor income taxes in the agriculture sector raises potential growth.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/adev/33/2

Courtesy: MIT press


Brijesh C Purohit

Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies, Volume 28, Issue 1, March 2016

In recent years, there has been renewed emphasis on efficiency in resource utilization in the healthcare sector. Most studies in the Indian context have focused on state level analysis. This paper explores sub-state level health system efficiency in Orissa, a low-income state in India. Our analysis estimates the efficiency of the healthcare system at sub-state level using 2012 district level data. We explore the reasons for relative performance of different districts using a frontier estimation technique. There is a substantial difference in performance between the most efficient district of Jharsuguda and the least efficient district of Balangir, resulting from inadequate utilization of available health care resources. Our study also identifies complementarity of private health care resources and the role of other factors, such as sanitation facilities, village electrification, and rural population growth. Our results suggest a need for better utilization of budgetary resources, both under the state department of health and the National Rural Health Mission, to increase health manpower and improve quality through training and better management resources in order to improve district health systems in Orissa.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rurd.12044/abstract

Courtesy: Wiley online library

Corporate Governance Practice for Competitive Strength: Study of Top 100 Listed Companies in India

Mittal Satish K and  Zaidi Nida

International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness
Volume : 10, Issue : 1, 2015

Government is trying to make firms in India follow right corporate governance (CG) policies as a practice for long term sustainable growth of businesses. Right CG practice is a strategy to increase or to sustain the competitiveness of the firm in the market. Competitive strategy is a combination of the ends (goals) for which the firm is striving and the means (policies) by which it is seeking to get there for good CG practices. The purpose of this paper is to study the CG practice in the form of various CG initiatives and parameters, in top 100 companies from NSE-CNX 100 in India. Industry-wise and CG parameter-wise comparison is done for selected companies under study. A descriptive research is done through content analysis to review CG practice of the companies. It is studied by giving rating on various mandatory and non-mandatory CG parameters. This study raises a very important issue of negligence of CG non-mandatory parameter by the companies.

URL: http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijgbc&volume=10&issue=1&article=003

Courtesy: Indianjournals



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