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Accelerating Access to Quality Education

Content from the Brookings Institution India Center is now archived. After seven years of an impactful partnership, as of September 11, 2020, Brookings India is now the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, an independent public policy institution based in India.

Accelerating Access to Quality Education: Introduction, Motivation, Framework

Subir Gokarn & Rohan Sandhu



  • Defining Universal Learning Aims: Lessons from the Learning Metrics Task Force Kate Anderson
  • Mechanisms for Large-Scale Learning Assessments Vyjayanthi Sankar
  • Building Capacity for Assessment and Quality Management Vyjayanthi Sankar
  • Addressing Teacher Quality & Training Maya Menon
  • View from the last-mile | Teaching is “Social Work” Snehlata Yadav
  • View from the last-mile | No teacher can teach effectively without being sensitive to the needs of her students Shalini Chandra
  • Developing School Leadership for Quality Education Sameer Sampat &  Anne Munt-Davies
  • View from the last-mile | The Role of the School Leader Rajesh Malhotra



  • Improving Quality in Government Schools: Teachers as a Solution Sharath Jeevan, Vinod Karate, James Townsend
  • The Role of Private Sector in Providing Quality Education Ashish Dhawan
  • The Role of Supplementary Education Unmesh Brahme
  • View from the last-mile | Reflecting Grassroots Experience in Policy Devanik Saha
  • Quality Education for Quality lives for Girls in India Urvashi Sahni
  • The Right to Education Act: Increasing Access while Limiting Quality Shamika Ravi
  • View from the last-mile | Bridging the Gap between Right to Education and the Right to Quality Education in Private Schools Ambika Gulati




  • Enabling Innovation and Experimentation Pooja Bhatt
  • Accelerating and Scaling Innovations for Revolutionary Change Shiv Khemka
  • Scaling Successful Innovations Amitav Virmani & Shweta Anand Arora
  • Transforming Pedagogy at Scale: A Case Study of the Sampark Smart Class Program Venkatesh Malur
  • Improving School Quality at Scale: A Case Study of Ark’s School Quality Assurance Framework Kruti Bharucha & Ian Anderson
  • E-nabling Accelerated Access to Quality Education Subir Gokarn & Rohan Sandhu
  • View from the last-mile | Sawubona: The last-mile perspective Rupal Nayar