Indian Government Reform Priorities: Lessons for the U.S.

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 - 10:13
I was in India recently, along with IBM Center Executive Director Dan Chenok, to participate in a forum entitled “The Business of Government: Learnings from Global Experiences,” which was co-sponsored by the IBM Center for The Business of Government along with the National Institution for Transforming India, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and the Indian School of Business. The goal was to discuss best practices in effective service delivery and governance, and how thought leadership from academia and business might support the Indian government going forward.

Extending Thought Leadership Around the World – Highlights from India

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 - 12:48
Recently, IBM Center Senior Fellow John Kamensky and I spent a week in Delhi meeting with key officials in India’s government, academic, and business communities, in consultation with our IBM colleagues from India and our global government leadership team. The visit was arranged by Center Visiting Fellow Prajapati Trivedi, former Secretary for Performance Management with the Government of India who is now at the Bharti Institute for Public Policy at the Indian School of Business and also teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Implementing Performance Measurement Initiatives In Government

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 - 15:20
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 15:19
I was responsible for the design and implementation of the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System (PMES) implemented by the Government of India in 2009. It has been described extensively, including by my colleague, John Kamensky. This experience taught me lessons about not only what governments need to do but also what they must not do. 

Introducing the Center’s New Visiting Fellow for Global Management Issues, Prajapati Trivedi

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 - 9:00
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 14:36
Governments around the world face similar challenges, including how to raise program performance given constrained budgets, how to manage the development of policies and regulations for maximum benefit, and how to harness innovation to improve operations and serve citizens.  As governments have begun to explore sharing best practices for addressing these and similar challenges, the IBM Center for The Business of Government has increasingly worked with global leaders who are interested in research and actionable recommendations to raise public sector effectiveness.

What Does Performance Management Look Like in India?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - 14:03
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 13:53
Background.  In June 2009, the President of India, Pratibha Patil, announced to a joint session of Parliament her commitment to create a Performance Management and Evaluation System for its national government, comprised of more than 4 million civil servants working in 84 departments and ministries.

Social Security in the BRIC Countries

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 - 14:35
Social security is a well-established part of the societal landscape in traditional westernized countries. There are a variety of approaches, and there are substantial differences between the operation of social security under the predominantly insurance-based (or Bismarckian) systems and the social assistance (Beveridge) systems. But both were developed and matured in the context of the industrialization of societies and both reflect the need to provide social protection in mass-scale workforces.