Rahu Strikes Green Gold – Voices from Melghat

Community Forest RIghts (CFR) have immense potential to empower tribal communities. Neel and Priyanka from Institute of Public Policy, during their fieldwork visit to Rahu village in Melghat (Maharashtra), witnessed one such success story of CFR, achieved through tribal community coming together to claim their rights with the help of KHOJ (Melghat) and creating a sustainable and bottom-up approach to development.

Stuck Between a Rock & a Hard Place – Life of farmers in Amreli, Gujarat

Antara Vats, Arjun Anand, Lakshay Narang and Raj Shekhar visited Shiksha Ane Samaj Kalyan Kendra in Amreli district of Gujarat for fieldwork as part of the curriculum of Masters Programme in Public Policy. “Everyone believes that the ‘Gujarat Model’ is successful; it is anything but that” exclaimed Magan Bhai, as he shuffled through his newspaper….

Transforming Cities through Social Urbanism: Medellin, Colombia’s Alejandro Echeverri speaks to Lokniti

Lokniti Editors Sanjana Patro and Srilakshmi Nambiar in conversation with Mr. Alejandro Echeverri, on Medellin Colombia’s social urbanism.  The city of Medellin in Colombia was a drug trafficking hub from the late 1960’s till the early 1990s. A contraband economy, paralysis of justice and a mismanagement of the security apparatus led to a rise in…

Accessing Accountability: A Community Effort in Sundaram Nagar to push for Quality Public Education

Pranjal Dhaka worked with Public Systems Groups at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, in pursuance of the client led project component of the Master of Public Policy programme. His account on community efforts undertaken to ensure quality public education in Sundaram Nagar, during the course of the project, is quite illuminating. Date: 18th February 2018 Time:…