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  • Monitoring and Evaluation Systems: Role and Relevance in Central Government Schemes

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    Monitoring and Evaluation within the ambit of Government schemes is becoming an increasingly important phenomenon as Governments are being called upon to demonstrate results and impact of the executed programmes. The idea of having these systems in place is to ensure that public officials and program implementors can be held accountable for the quantum of public spending and efficient...

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  • An Integrated Approach to Understanding and Tackling Violence against Women and Girls

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    Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world today. A comprehensive definition of VAWG includes sexual assault, wife abuse, and sex-selective abortions, malnutrition of girl children, dowry-related crimes, child early and forced marriages, female genital mutilation and forced prostitution. Specifically, violence against women and girls includes “any act of...

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  • Vellore: Set to Become a Smart City

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    Vellore City is Northern Tamil Nadu’s gateway and an important corridor city of strategic relevance. The city is of long-standing historic importance and prides a rich heritage that traces its roots back to the Megalithic Period (C. 2500 Years). The city was ruled by Vijayanagara Kings, Bijapur Sultans, Marathas, Carnatic Nawabs and the British—traces of each of their periods...

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  • Indo-US Economic Ties

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    Athena Infonomics in collaboration with the United States Consulate General, Chennai presented its latest Conversations on Policy and Development (CPD) event. Mr. Richard Rossow, an eminent expert on US-India Strategic Relations and Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C, lead an interaction discussing topical questions on India-US economic ties. Click here to see...

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  • Using Tech to Optimize Health Data Management in India

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    This blog entry has been re-published on our website with the express permission of SAIS Perspectives. For the original article, please click here. Berkin Safak Sener, Rose Fishman, Angela Madero, and Galen Winey are second-year International Development students who recently traveled to Chennai, India to research health data management improvements as part of the International Development (IDEV) Practicum with Athena...

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  • Democracy in Action: Panel Discussion on Electoral Process

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    Athena co-hosted a distinguished panel of experts and legislators to discuss and deliberate on what it takes to make elections work.

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  • Launch of the Webtool for Legislators at the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly

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    The Honourable Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Dr. Kodela Siva Prasada Rao, launched the Connecting the Dots Website on 28th March 2016. He also addressed the Assembly in the presence of Shri B. Gopala Krishna Reddy, Honourable Environment Minister and Kalava Srinivasulu, Government Whip for the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and urged all legislators to come forward...

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