From Worldview to Public Policy: Searching for Evidence in Social Sciences – A Talk by Prof Sachidanand Sinha
About the Talk:
A worldview is generally understood as a belief system that shapes one’s perceptions, attitudes, values and actions. Much of it is acquired through socialisation and experiences of individuals and groups. The realm of public policy must be based on evidence collated from large data sets about various socio-economic, cultural and political parameters. This presentation will discuss various large-scale secondary data sources periodically published by various governments and other organisations. It will examine the advantages and limitations of the data sets and seek their potential in informing public policies.
About the Speaker:
Prof Sachidanand Sinha served as a Professor of Social Geography and Regional Development at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His area of teaching and research includes development and access to educational and health services, particularly concerning socially and economically marginalised groups, women. and the physically challenged in India. He has been actively engaged with central and state governments, as well as civil society organisations. He was a member of the 11th Plan of the UGC and served as an Advisor to the Punjab Governance Reforms Commission. In 2016-17, he prepared a report for the CABE Committee on Pathways to Improving Public Schools in India. Additionally, he has been on the editorial boards of several international journals.
End Date - 25-02-2024
Time - 12:00 AM