[Marxism] Fw: Introducing Parliamentary Research Service, India
Louis R Godena
louisgodena at ids.net
Tue Mar 7 09:11:27 MST 2006
I thought this might come in handy to the historians/economists/bloggers on
this list -- Louis G
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Subject: Introducing Parliamentary Research Service, India
Introducing Parliamentary Research Service, India ;
Hello Harvard Alumni:
I apologise for the crossposting.
I am writing to introduce a New Delhi based, not for profit policy research
institution that my Kennedy School classmate (CV Madhukar) and me are trying
to build, Parliamentary Research Service (PRS).
Those of you who have an interest in India/Policy and Governance issues
will be interested in this initiative.
Over 60 Bills are passed every year in India's Parliamentary system, most
with significant implications for long term national policy. Despite this,
a non-partisan research system to provide data to over 800 Members of
Parliament does not exist. We at PRS are trying to change that. We seek to
promote good governance in India through supporting a well informed,
transparent and participatory legislative processes.
PRS, funded by the Ford Foundation, has been setup to promote transparency
and wider debate on upcoming legislative issues in Parliament.
At PRS we produce analytical Legislative Briefings, provide citizen
feedback on proposed policies to politicians, create pre and post
parliamentary session alerts, write crisp policy notes as well as contribute
to building greater capacity to strengthen our vibrant democracy.
I encourage you to visit our website www.prsindia.org to learn more. This
website can be your window to the Indian Parliament.
We often look for leading experts to help us analyse complex public policy
matters, business and government issues. We were hoping we could solicit
your expertise, comment and feedback on those issues that are personal
interest to you/ members at your organization.
I will appreciate if you can share this note with other India watchers who
have an interest in governance and public policy issues.
I will be happy to speak to you on the phone and provide additional
details. Just let me know
email: sameer at prsindia.org or sameer.jain at post.harvard.edu
Parliamentary Research Service,
Centre for Policy Research
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021 India
Phone : (011) 2611 5273-76 Fax : (011) 2687 2746
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