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Vincy Davis
Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research
vdavis@accountabilityindia.org
Vincy has been with Accountability Initiative (AI) since June 2014. With a background in qualitative research and a keen interest in institutional arrangements and functioning, Vincy primarily works with the public administration team at AI.Currently, she is involved in conducting a series of time-use studies of education officials. Prior to joining AI, she provided research assistance to the national-level Expert Committee on Leveraging Panchayati Raj (2013),helping the Committee prepare model activity maps of some of India’s largest schemes which could be used by states to objectively devolve functions and resources between government bodies. She has a Masters in Political Science,and Bachelors (Hons.) degree in Journalism from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University.

Articles By Vincy Davis
Education reform and frontline administrators: A case study from Bihar – II
Posted On: 16 Oct 2015


The frontline administration in India is infamous for corruption and patronage, indifference towards citizens, low effort and high absenteeism. This column reports findings from a year-long qualitative study on frontline education administrators in Bihar. Part 1 captured perspectives of frontline administrators on their role in the education hierarchy and how organisational design and culture shapes everyday behaviour. This part offers insights into how the frontline responds to reform efforts, and how this impacts institutionalisation and scaling up of reforms.

This is the second of a two-part series.

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Education reform and frontline administrators: A case study from Bihar - I
Posted On: 15 Oct 2015


The frontline administration in India is infamous for corruption and patronage, indifference towards citizens, low effort and high absenteeism. This column reports findings from a year-long qualitative study on frontline education administrators in Bihar. It captures perspectives of frontline administrators on their role in the education hierarchy and how organisational design and culture shape everyday behaviour.

This is the first of a two-part series.

read on »

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