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NITI Aayog, ISPP sign Statement of Intent to Enhance Capacity Building

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Niti Aayog, ISPP join hands for capacity buildingOn September 19, 2020 Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) of NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog signed a Statement of Intent with Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) to provide training, mentoring and other activities to strengthen the knowledge, ability, skills of Government Officials and public policy scholars.


NITI Aayog, ISPP have joined hands with an objective of building a working practice for faster intermediation of knowledge and use within the public system.

Key Notes:

i.Under the Statement of Intent, evidence building exercises, organising joint conferences and podcast series will be conducted by ISPP Scholars.

ii.ISPP scholars will interact and interview with DMEO and NITI Aayog’s experts on current policy issues, evaluations and perspectives.

iii.In future, Live projects for ISPP scholars, Internships, exchange of experts between DMEO and ISPP will also be explored under the Statement of Intent.

Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO):

i.DMEO was established in September, 2015 by merging Programme Evaluation Organization and Independent Evaluation Office.

ii.It actively monitors and evaluates the implementation of the Government of India’s programmes and initiatives.

iii.It will also suggest and identify needed resources to strengthen the probability of success and scope of a Program.

Recent Related News:

i.NITI Aayog in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Centre for Social and Behavioural Change (CSBC) of Ashoka University, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), and Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) launched the behaviour change campaign ‘Navigating the New Normal’ and its website to spread awareness about COVID-19 in “Unlock” phase.

ii.On August 14, 2020 NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission(AIM) in collaboration with NASSCOM launched Atal Tinkering Lab(ATL) Artificial Intelligence(AI) Step-up module (ATL AI Step Up Module).

About Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO):

Director General – Sekhar Bonu
Headquarters – New Delhi

About Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP):

Director – Parth Shah
Location – New Delhi