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Centre for Civil Society advances social change through public policy. Our work in education, livelihood, and policy training promotes choice and accountability across the private and public sectors. To translate policy into practice, we engage with policy and opinion leaders through research, pilot projects and advocacy.
Our vision is that each individual leads a life of choice in personal, economic and political spheres and every institution is accountable.
School Choice Campaign works for improving the education system in India, for better access and quality education. We aim to encourage efficient use of public spending and quality education through free market competition and private participation.
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- School Choice National Conference
Kerala has the highest literacy rate in the country, where there is more than 50% enrollment in private schools
Over the last six years private school enrollment in rural India has gone up by 5.5 percentage points, which translates into an increase of just over 25% - ASER 2011
Over 25% of rural India’s children go to private schools- ASER 2011
The government functionaries extort Rs. 100,000,000 (Rs. 10 crores) a month from the cycle-rickshaw pullers
The informal sector contributes to ~ 63% of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
About 26% of Indians live below the poverty line and about 10% adults are involuntarily unemployed - Planning Commission
Rickshaw pullers need a license to operate legally in the State of Rajasthan. However, no new licenses have been issued since 1945. There are over 60,000 pullers operating illegally.
93% of India’s workforce is from the unorganised sector
10 millions of rickshaw pullers in India, which comprises about 5% of unorganised sector