Balancing Access and Quality: Education and Health in India

3:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


The International Innovation Corps is hosting its annual symposia over three days, from August 22 until August 24, 2018.  The symposia comprises panel discussions, keynote addresses, and roundtable conversations on key themes in the area of international development and public policy. Speakers include key policymakers, researchers, and leaders from civil society. Topics include:

  1. Building Institutions of Excellence in the Social Sector: Challenges in today's result-oriented funding space
  2. Politics and Policy: Translating Ideas into Impact
  3. Balancing Access and Quality: Education and Health in India 

About this event: 

The Government of India has recently announced its ambitious goal of expanding access to healthcare through the National Health Protection Scheme. This promise to make healthcare available to more comes almost a decade after the Right to Education Act of 2009. What lessons can the health sector learn from the experiences of the education sector over the past ten years? Will the sector share the education sector’s fate – first increasing access, followed by intense scrutiny of and investment in quality? Is this tension between access and quality an inevitable one, or can it be addressed in the design of the policy? What role does the private sector play in rapidly scaling up quality? And finally, what roles do data and technology play in enabling the sector to expand access and quality simultaneously?

This event will put experts in health and education in conversation with each other through two panels:

  • Choices and Trade-offs: The debate of access v/s quality
  • Leveraging partnerships for scaling interventions

Please click here to register.