Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cancelled due to unforeseen reasons - 20 February 2017: Money & Medicine – the odd couple: An overview of the complexities of health system financing

Margaret Faux
Synapse Medical Services

Abstract:
With a hundred years of health systems behind us we know a great deal about what works and what doesn’t work in the health market. Countries such as India are perfectly positioned to benefit from this vast body of knowledge, but it’s complex! In this seminar we will consider key questions such as who should pay for health? Why is the health market unique and why are countries with very different health systems, facing the same challenges controlling health expenditure? What is universal healthcare and why is the USA the only developed country that has been unable to achieve it? We will look at important health system drivers including information asymmetry, the operation of the moral hazard, the social determinants of health, the codification of health services and the ways in which doctors around the world are paid. We will also compare and contrast some successful but very different health care systems, before concluding by considering the core legal infrastructure required for a health system to succeed.

Date: February 20, 2017
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Venue:
Conference Hall, Ground Floor
R&T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)

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Those who are interested may please confirm your participation at bins.sebastian@nipfp.org.in

Monday, February 13, 2017

16 February 2017: International Experience and Lessons Learnt from Brazil in Decentralisation

Deborah L Wetzel
World Bank

Abstract:
This lecture will be based on the World Banks' work on decentralsation in Brazil to draw lessons on how to improve the effectiveness of public expenditure at the sub national level in India.

Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 04:00 P.M.

Venue:
Conference Hall
Centre for Policy Research,
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi–110021(INDIA)

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20 February 2017: Money & Medicine – the odd couple: An overview of the complexities of health system financing

Margaret Faux
Synapse Medical Services

Abstract:
With a hundred years of health systems behind us we know a great deal about what works and what doesn’t work in the health market. Countries such as India are perfectly positioned to benefit from this vast body of knowledge, but it’s complex! In this seminar we will consider key questions such as who should pay for health? Why is the health market unique and why are countries with very different health systems, facing the same challenges controlling health expenditure? What is universal healthcare and why is the USA the only developed country that has been unable to achieve it? We will look at important health system drivers including information asymmetry, the operation of the moral hazard, the social determinants of health, the codification of health services and the ways in which doctors around the world are paid. We will also compare and contrast some successful but very different health care systems, before concluding by considering the core legal infrastructure required for a health system to succeed.

Date: February 20, 2017
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Venue:
Conference Hall, Ground Floor
R&T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)

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Those who are interested may please confirm your participation at bins.sebastian@nipfp.org.in

Thursday, February 9, 2017

17 February 2017: The Online Education Revolution and India

Alex T. Tabarrok
George Mason University

Discussant:
V.S. Oberoi, Secretary, MHRD and & R. Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary, Technical Education

Abstract:
Online technology has the potential to revolutionize education bringing lower costs and greater access to millions. Online technology is also a fundamentally better way of teaching. New technologies will change the industrial organization of education--how education is delivered, who produces it and how it is paid for. The cost disease does not apply to teaching online. Online technologies have special advantages for a developing nation such as India and give it the potential to increase educational quality far faster than using conventional techniques. Full paper can be found here.

Organised by:
Brookings India

Date: February 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 A.M.

Venue:
Lecture Theatre
Brookings India
No. 6, 2nd Floor,
Dr. Jose P Rizal Marg,
Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi-110021

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Please RSVP shamika.ravi@brookingsindia.org to reserve a seat for you.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

9 February 2017: Surveillance in India: Policy and Practice

Pranesh Prakash
Centre for Internet and Society

Abstract:
The speaker propose to present a narrative of the current state of surveillance law, our knowledge of current surveillance practices (including noting where programmes like Natgrid, CMS, etc., fit in), and then to chart a rough map of reforms needed and outstanding policy research questions.

Date: February 9, 2017
Time: 03:00 P.M.

Venue:
Conference Hall, Ground Floor
R&T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)

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Those who are interested may please confirm your participation at bins.sebastian@nipfp.org.in

Monday, February 6, 2017

9 February 2017: Quality of Healthcare in Rural and Urban India

Jishnu Das
Centre for Policy Research and World Bank

Abstract:
Based on extensive field work in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh (rural), West Bengal (rural), Mumbai and Patna, this talk discusses the results from research on the availability and quality of healthcare in the rural and urban India. The focus is on applying empirical tools, common to the study of markets, to healthcare in India, and open up a broader policy discussion of federal and state responsibilities towards health in India. The presentation is based on (but not restricted to) the following publications:

1. Quality and Accountability in Healthcare Delivery: Audit-Study Evidence from Primary Care in India (2016) - Jushnu Das, Alaka Holla, Aakash Mohpal and Karthik Muralidharan.
2. The Impact of Training Information Healthcare Providers in India: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2016) – Jishnu Das, Abhijit Chowdhury, Reshmaan Hussam and Abhijit V. Banerjee.
3. Socioeconomic Status and Quality of Health Care: New Evidence from Linked Surveys of Providers and Households in Rural India (2016) – Jishnu Das, Aakash Mohpal.
4. Over-the-counter antibiotic use by pharmacists in urban India: A cross-sectional study with implications for tuberculosis control and antimicrobial stewardship (2016) - Jishnu Das, Ada Kwan, Ben Daniels, Srinath Satyanarayana, Ramnath Subbaraman, Sofi Bergkvist, Ranendra K. Das, Veena Das and Madukar Pai.

Date: February 9, 2017
Time: 11:30 A.M.

Venue:
Conference Hall
Centre for Policy Research,
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi–110021(INDIA)

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

7 February 2017: The Politics of Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India

Anuj Bhuwania
South Asian University

Abstract:
he Indian higher judiciary has acquired an increasingly important role in India’s public discourse in the last few decades. The Supreme Court and the state High Courts have emerged as enormously powerful judicial institutions in the aftermath of the Internal Emergency of 1975-77. The principal means through which these judicial powers have
been mobilized and enacted is the jurisdiction of Public Interest Litigation (PIL). This lecture will talk about the political role that PIL has come to play in contemporary India. It revisits the circumstances and manoeuvres that led to the rise of PIL and traces its political journey since then, arguing that the enormous powers that PIL confers upon the appellate judiciary stems from its populist character.

Date: February 7, 2017
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Venue:
Conference Hall, Ground Floor
R&T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)

Location:

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Note:
Those who are interested may please confirm your participation at bins.sebastian@nipfp.org.in