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07 May 2014
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CCS Dashboard#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Top 10 Economic Reforms you want from your new government’, 14 May 2014, 3-4pm

CCS Tweetchat

Election results will be announced on 16 May 2014! What are the top ten economic reforms you want the new government to implement once they’re in power? Do you think we need more regulation of the private sector? Or less? Do you want more or fewer subsidies?

Join us for #ccstalks, Wednesday, 14 April 2014 from 3-4pm as we discuss our top asks from the new government. Log in to or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you!

For more information, contact Manasi Bose (

CCS DashboardChintan on ‘How to Look at Education Data in India’, 16 May 2014, 4-5.30pm

CCS ChintanVarsha Joshi, will be at the CCS Office to talk about ‘How to Look at Education Data in India’ on Friday, 16 May, 4-5.30pm. Varsha is an IAS Officer of the 1995 batch. She worked in the Delhi, Chandigarh and Arunachal Pradesh offices before her current assignment as Director with the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. She conducted the Census of India for Delhi in 2011. She is particularly interested in data for development, gender and education.

Seats are limited, so please RSVP via email at the earliest to Manasi Bose ( | +91 98107 72964).

CCS DashboardColloquium on Education: Philosophy, Policy, and Practice, 22-24 August 2014

ColloquiumAnnouncing a revision of the dates of Colloquium on ‘Education: Philosophy, Policy and Practice’. We have shifted the dates to 22-24 August.

Colloquium is an opportunity to escape from the routine of everyday life and engage in an in-depth, intellectual exploration on a particular theme. At this Colloquium, we will be examining the role of the State in education - applying the thoughts of liberal social theorists to the problems of the classroom and of liberal educators to the problems of society. Join the conversation, APPLY NOW!

For information, contact Sadaf Hussain ( | +91 99531 33868).

CCS DashboardFreedom Caravan: Who Creates Wealth?, 23 June - 23 July 2014

Freedom CaravanThe internationally recognised program, Freedom Caravan is BACK! What are the bottlenecks to our country being prosperous? Why is industry and infrastructure in India lagging far behind than the rest of the world? Why are the youth leaving the country behind to look for opportunities elsewhere? What economic, social, and political changes are needed to accelerate growth and development in India today?

We’re coming to YOUR college to explore these questions. If you live in Gujarat, Maharashtra or Rajasthan and want us to visit your campus, contact Daphne Vallado ( | +91 99106 67576).

BLOCK YOUR DATES: 6th Annual School Choice National Conference, 20 December 2014. Watch this space for details!

CCS Calendar 2013
Upcoming Events

14 May 2014, 3 - 4 pm - #ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Top 10 Economic Reforms you want from your new government'

16 May 2014, 4-5:30 pm - Chintan on 'How to Look at Eduation Data in India', New Delhi

16 - 18 May 2014 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, New Delhi

04 June - 18 July 2014 - Researching Reality Internship 2014, New Delhi

23 June - 23 July 2014 - Freedom Caravan: Who Creates Wealth?

22 - 24 August 2014 - Colloquium on Education: Philosophy, Policy, and Practice, Mumbai

29 - 31 August 2014 - 11th Annual Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival, New Delhi

04 - 06 December 2014 - Liberty Fund Colloquium

20 December 2014 - 6th Annual School Choice National Conference

Spontaneous Order
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Why is India Poor?

Why is India Poor?Why is India poor? Is it our large population? The lack of education? Our history of colonial exploitation? This monograph addresses the vital question that all of us have asked each other at one time or another. It challenges the most commonly cited causes for India’s poverty, attempts to offer plausible reasons for why India is poor and highlights the importance of institutions and policies that support economic freedom. Download here.

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Centre for Civil Society  
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