Performance Measurement in Public Administration: A Case Study of Antyodaya Saral, Haryana

Abstract The use of performance measurement and management, while a fairly standard managerial practice in the private sector, is relatively uncommon in public management. This is especially true for the…

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Making India’s Social Protection Shock Responsive: Lessons from PDS amid COVID-19

The wide-ranging vulnerability induced by the current pandemic has heightened global interest in shock-responsive social protection (SRSP), i.e. adapting social protection (SP) for addressing the impacts of large-scale natural disasters,…

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State of Public Finance in India during COVID-19

Financing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic would have been difficult for the Indian government irrespective of its financial and economic health. The authorities responsible for mitigating the spread of the coronavirus, the state governments, are acutely hamstrung given the existing federal fiscal framework. Read on to find out how in times of ill-health, amidst the ongoing pandemic crisis, their capacities have been shackled further.

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India and Covid-19: Economic Challenges, Impact and Policy

India’s fight against COVID-19 has been on for some time, yet, new ambiguities and uncertainties surface with the ever-evolving nature of the crisis. Sukanya Mukherjee in her article engages with the numerous challenges facing the Indian economy, the impact of the crisis and whether the policy responses have been robust.

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Tackling COVID-19: The Need for Effective Capacity Utilisation of Health Professionals

With a doctor-patient ratio of 1:1248, and only 1.5 nurses available per thousand patients, India’s race to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic is a steep uphill battle. The urgency of the situation calls for an immediate planning for effective capacity utilization of health professionals. Rhythm Behl illustrates two methods that can help.

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