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D Rajasekhar

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Professor, Centre for Decentralisation and Development
Area of Specialisation
  • Decentralisation, Poverty Reduction, Development through and Interface among Local Organisations, Micro Finance, Social Security for Unorganised Workers and Child Labour.

Academic Qualification
  • BA and MA in Economics with first class from Sri Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh, India, in 1980 and 1982, respectively.

  • M.Phil. degree in Applied Economics (with A- grade) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 1986. M.Phil. dissertation was on ‘Land Transfers and Family Partitioning’.

  • Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in 1994. The Ph.D. dissertation was on ‘Economic Mobility of Rural Households: A Study of Kurnool District in Andhra Pradesh, c.1860-1989’.

Selected Publications

Books

  1. (G Sreedhar and D Rajasekhar) Rural Development in India: Strategies and Processes, Concept, New Delhi, 2014.

  2. (N Jayaram and D Rajasekhar) (Eds.). Vulnerability and Globalisation: Perspectives and Analyses from India, Rawat Publications: Jaipur, 2012.

  3. (D Rajasekhar, K G Gayathri Devi and V Anil Kumar) Institutional Design for Tackling the Problem of Child Labour, Concept, New Delhi, 2011.

  4. (D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) Decentralised Governance and Service Delivery: Affordability of Drinking Water Supply by Gram Panchayats in Karnataka, ISEC Monograph No.23, Bangalore, 2011.

  5. (D Rajasekhar, Gagan Bihari Sahu, K H Anantha) Growing Rural-Urban Disparity in Karnataka, Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2010.

  6. (D Rajasekhar, K G Gayathridevi and Sachidananda Satpathy) Good Governance and Poverty Alleviation: A Study of SGSY Programme, Concept, New Delhi, 2007.

  7. (D Rajasekhar, R Manjula, Suchitra J Y and Sanjiv Kumar) Child Labour in Bidar and Chamarajanagar Districts: Status Report and Ways Forward, ILO, New Delhi, 2007.

  8. (D Rajasekhar, N L Narasimha Reddy and Suchitra J Y) Effectiveness of Micro-Finance Programmes in Reducing Vulnerability to Debt Bondage in Andhra Pradesh, ILO, Geneva, 2006.

  9. (D Rajasekhar, Suchitra J Y, Madheswaran S and G K Karanth) Design and Management of Social Security Benefits for Unorganised Workers in Karnataka, GTZ, New Delhi, 2006.

  10. (D Rajasekhar, N Krishne Gowda and R Manjula) Impact of Bank Interest Rates on SHG Members, Concept, New Delhi, 2006.

  11. (R S Deshpande, D Rajasekhar, Pradeep Apte and Dhanamanjari Sathe) State of the Indian Farmer: NGOs and Farmers' Movements, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2004.

  12. (D Rajasekhar) Micro-Finance, Poverty Alleviation and Empowerment of Women: A Study of Two NGOs from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, ISEC Monograph No. 4, 2004.

  13. (D Rajasekhar) Poverty Alleviation Strategies of NGOs, Concept, New Delhi, 2004.

  14. (D Rajasekhar and R R Biradar) (Eds.) Reluctant Partners Coming Together? The Interface between Government, NGOs and People, Concept, New Delhi, 2004.

  15. (K V Raju, G K Karanth, M J Bhende, D Rajasekhar and K G Gayathri Devi) Rejuvenating Tanks: A Socio-Ecological Approach, Books for Change, Bangalore, 2003.

  16. (D Rajasekhar) (Editor) Decentralised Government and NGOs: Issues, Strategies and Ways Forward, Concept, New Delhi, 1999.

  17. (D Rajasekhar) (Editor) Indian Rural Economy in Transition, Printwell, Jaipur, 1998.

  18. (D Rajasekhar, Neil Webster and M K Bhat) People Centered Rural Development: NGDOs and Decentralised Government, ISEC, CDR, BCO and NOVIB, Bangalore, 1995.

  19. (D Rajasekhar) Savings and Credit Systems of the Poor: Some Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Experiences, NOVIB & HIVOS, Bangalore, 1994.

  20. (Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Sumit Guha, D Rajasekhar, Raman Mahadevan, Sakthi Padi and G N Rao) South Indian Economy: Agrarian Change, Industrial Structure and State Policy, c.1914-c.1947, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1991.

  21. (D Rajasekhar) Land Transfers and Family Partitioning: A Historical Study of an Andhra Village, Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., and Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 1988.

Articles in Journals

  1. (Salim Lakha, D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) Collusion, Cooption and Capture: Social accountability and Social Audits in Karnataka, India, Oxford Development Studies, 43 (3), pp 330-348, 2015.

  1. (D Rajasekhar, G Sreedhar, R Manjula, R R Biradar and N L Narasimha Reddy) Is There a Case to Extend Social Pension Schemes to all Unorganised Workers? Evidence from Karnataka, The Grassroots Governance Journal, Vol.12, No.2 July-December, 2014.

  2. (R Manjula and D Rajasekhar) How did Grama Panchayats perform in Own Revenue Mobilisation? Lessons from Karnataka, The Grassroots Governance Journal, Vol.10, No.2, July-December 2013.

  3. (D Rajasekhar, Salim Lakha and R Manjula) 'How Effective are Social Audits under MGNREGS? Lessons from Karnataka', Sociological Bulletin, 62 (3), September-December, pp. 431-455, 2013.

  4. (D Rajasekhar, R Manjula, Suchitra J Y and Sanjeev Kumar) 'Vocational Education for Adolescent Workers: Some Policy Options', Social Work Chronicle, Vol.2, Issue 1, 2013.

  5. (D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) 'Affordability of Streetlight Services by Gram Panchayats in Karnataka: Status, Determinants and Ways Forward', Journal of Rural Development, Vol.31 (4): 419-434, 2012.

  6. (D Rajasekhar, M Devendra Babu and R Manjula) 'Are Checks and Balances in MGNREGS Effective?'  The Indian Journal of Social Work, Vol.73, Issue 4, October, 2012.

  7. (D Rajasekhar) 'Local Self-Government in India: An Overview', Management Review, Vol.6, Issue No.1, July, 2012.

  8. (Devendra Babu M, D Rajasekhar, R Manjula) 'Role of Grama Sabha in the Implementation of MGNREGS: Field Insights from Karnataka', The Grassroots Governance Journal, Vol.IX, No.2, July – December, 2011.

  9. (D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) 'Magnitude, Dimensions and Causes of Child Labour in Karnataka: A Secondary Source Review', Indian Journal of Rural and Urban Development (IJRUD), Vol.1, Issue 1, 2011.

  10. (D Rajasekhar, Erlend Berg, Maitreesh Ghatak, R Manjula and Sanchari Roy) 'Implementing Health Insurance: The Rollout of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in Karnataka', Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLVI, No.20, May 14, 2011.

  11. (D Rajasekhar) 'Social Security for Unorganised Workers in India: Status and Issues'. The India Economy Review, Volume V, Quarterly Issue, September 30, 2008.

  12. (D Rajasekhar, Suchitra J Y and R Manjula) 'Women Workers in Urban Informal Employment: the Status of Agarbathi and Garment Workers in Karnataka', Indian Journal of Labour Economics, December 2007.

  13. (D Rajasekhar) 'Non-Agricultural Employment for Young Women in India: Status, Opportunities and Way Forward', Endeavour - Journal of Youth Development, Vol.1, No.1, January - June 2007.

  14. (Suchitra J Y and D Rajasekhar) 'One-Size-Does-Not-Fit-All: Employment Insecurity of Unorganised Workers in Karnataka', The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.49, No.3, 2006.

  15. (D Rajasekhar and R R Biradar) 'Agrarian Structure and Occupational Diversification in Rural Karnataka: Emerging Issues', Labour and Development, Vol.11-12, No.2&1, 2006.

  16. (S Madheswaran, D Rajasekhar and K G Gayathridevi) 'Production Relations, Employment and Wages: A Study of Beedi Industry in Karnataka', The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.49, No.4, 2006.

  17. (D Rajasekhar and Sachidananda Satapathy) 'An Assessment of a Major Anti-Poverty Programme (SGSY) for Women in India', Indian Development Review, Vol.4, No.2, 2006.

  18. (V M Rao, D Rajasekhar and Suchitra J Y) 'Putting the Cart Before a Non-Existent Horse', Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLI, No.32, August 12-18, 2006.

  19.  (Gagan Bihari Sahu and D Rajasekhar) 'Banking Sector Reform and Credit Flow to Indian Agriculture', Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XL, No.53, December 31, 2005 - January 6, 2006.

  20.  (V M Rao, D Rajasekhar and Suchitra J Y) 'Unorganised Workers: Deprivation, Social Security Needs, Policy Implications', Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.41, No.19, May 13, 2006.

  21. (Gagan Bihari Sahu and D Rajasekhar) 'Urban Bias in the Flow of Funds and Deposit Mobilisation: Evidence from Karnataka, India', Savings and Development, Vol.XXIX, Issue:4, 2005.

  22. (D Rajasekhar and K H Anantha)) 'Benefits to the Beedi Workers of Karnataka: Role of Trade Unions', Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol.41, No.3, January 2006.

  23.  (D Rajasekhar and S Madheswaran) 'Statutory Benefits to Beedi Workers in Karnataka', Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.48, No.4, October-December, 2005.

  24. (D Rajasekhar) 'The Interface between Gram Panchayats and NGOs: Issues, Strategies and Ways Forward', Journal of Karnataka Studies, No.2, May - October, 2004.

  25.  (Gagan Bihari Sahu, S Madheswaran and D Rajasekhar) Credit Constraints and Distress Sales in Rural India: Evidence from Kalahandi District, Orissa, The Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol.31, No.2, January 2004.

  26.  (D Rajasekhar and G Sreedhar) ‘Alternative Employment Opportunities for Women Beedi Workers: A Study in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka’, Journal of Rural Development, 21(4), October – December 2002.

  27.  (D Rajasekhar and G Sreedhar) ‘Changing Face of Beedi Industry in Karnataka’, Economic and Political Weekly, 37 (39), September 2002.

  28.  (D Rajasekhar) ‘Economic Programmes and Poverty Reduction: NGO Experiences from Tamil Nadu’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XXXVII, No.29, July 20, 2002.

  29.  (D Rajasekhar) ‘Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in India: Opportunities and Challenges’, Journal of Rural Development, 19(2), April – June 2000.

  30. (D Rajasekhar) ‘Micro Finance Programmes and Women's Empowerment: A study of Two NGOs from Kerala, India’, Journal of Social and Economic Development, 3 (1), 2000.

  31. (D Rajasekhar) ‘Rural Development Strategies of NGOs’, Journal of Social and Economic Development, 2 (1), 1999.

  32. (D Rajasekhar) ‘Problems and Prospects of Group Lending in NGO Credit Programme in India’, Savings and Development, Issue No. 1, 1996.

  33. (D Rajasekhar) ‘Pattern and Determinants of Rural Non-Farm Employment in Karnataka: A Disaggregated Analysis at District Level’, Agricultural Situation in India, August, 1996.

  34. (G N Rao and D Rajasekhar) ‘Land Use Pattern and Agrarian Expansion in a Semi-Arid Region: Case of Rayalaseema in Andhra, 1886-1939’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.29, No.26, June, 1994.

  35. (Vinod Vyasulu and D Rajasekhar) ‘Credit for Rural Development: Managerial Reforms in Indian Banks’, Development Policy Review, Vol.11, Issue 4, December, 1993 (U.K).

  36. (D Rajasekhar and Vinod Vyasulu) ‘Managerial Changes, Rural Credit and Economic Development: A Study in Orissa’, Savings and Development, XVII, No. 2, 1993 (Italy).

  37. (D Rajasekhar and Vinod Vyasulu) ‘Management Inputs and Credit Co-operatives: Lessons from a Field Survey of PACS’, Artha Vijnana, Vol. 35, No. 1, March 1993.

  38. (A Indira, D Rajasekhar, Pooja Kaushik, Sukhpal Singh, Vinod Vyasulu) ‘Towards a Political Economy of Economic Policy Changes’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.26, No.38, September 21, 1991.  Also reprinted as ‘Reflections on the Changing Indian Economy: Beyond July 1991’, in Panchamukhi (ed), Fiscal Management of the Indian Economy, Indian Economic Association Trust for Research and Development, 1992.

  39. (D Rajasekhar and Vinod Vyasulu) ‘The Half-Life of Credit: Simulating Fund Flows in the Priority Sector’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.26, No.39, September 28, 1991.

  40. (D Rajasekhar and G Suvarchala) ‘Institutional Credit and Overdues’, Economic and Political Weekly, 50 (7), July, 1991.

  41. (D Rajasekhar and Vinod Vyasulu) ‘Rural Credit Delivery System: A Study in Pali District of Rajasthan’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.25, No.39, September 29, 1990; Reprinted in Surjeet Singh (ed.) Rural Credit: Issues for the Nineties, Oxford & IBH, New Delhi, 1991.

  42. (Vinod Vyasulu and D Rajasekhar) ‘The Rural Credit System in the 1990s’, International Journal of Development Banking, Vol.9, No.1, January 1991; Reprinted in S N Chary and Vinod Vyasulu (eds), Management of India's Planning, Printwell, Jaipur, 1991.

  43. (D Rajasekhar) ‘Famines and Peasant Mobility: Changing Agrarian Structure in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, c.1860-1900’, Indian Economic and Social History Review, No. 2, 1991. Also printed as Working Paper No. 233, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 1989.

Papers in Edited Books

  1. (Gita Sen and D Rajasekhar) 'Social Protection Policies, Experiences and Challenges'. In R Nagaraj (ed.) Growth, Inequality and Social Development in India: Is Inclusive Growth Possible?, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

  2. (Rajasekhar D) 'Organizing Practices and Coping Strategies of Agricultural Labourers: A Case of Mutah Labour in South India', in Karsten Paerregaard and Neil Webster (eds.) The Byways of the Poor: Organizing Practices and Economic Control in the Developing World, Museum Tusculanum Press, Denmark, 2012.

  3. (Rajasekhar D, R Manjula and Suchitra J Y) 'Does Micro-Finance Reduce Vulnerability: A Study of Dalit Households in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu', in N Jayaram and D Rajasekhar (eds.) Vulnerability and Globalisation: Perspectives and Analyses from India. Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2012.

  4. (Rajasekhar D) 'Social Security for Unorganised Workers in India', in N Jayaram and D Rajasekhar (eds.) Vulnerability and Globalisation: Perspectives and Analyses from India. Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2012.

  5. (Rajasekhar D) 'Does Good Governance Work for Poverty Reduction at the Ground Level? A Study of Self-Help Groups in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh', in H S Shylendra (ed.) Challenges of Addressing Poverty and Inequality, Academic Foundation; New Delhi, 2009.

  6. (D Rajasekhar and Suchitra J Y) 'Micro-Finance Programmes and Vulnerability to Debt Bondage', in Gopal K Kadekodi and Brinda Vishwanathan (eds.) Agricultural Development, Rural Institutions and Economic Policy, Oxford University Press; New Delhi, 2009.

  7. (D Rajasekhar) 'Globalization, Sustainability and Governance of NGO Programmes: Some Reflections on Micro-Finance Programmes from Kerala', in Asok Kumar Sarkar (ed.) NGOs and Globalisation: Developmental and Organisational Facets, Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2008.

  8. (D Rajasekhar, J Y Suchitra, S Madheswaran and G K Karanth) 'At Times When Limbs May Fail: Social Security for Unorganised Workers in Karnataka', in Gopal K Kadekodi, Ravi Kanbur and Vijayendra Rao (eds.) Development in Karnataka: Challenges of Governance, Equity and Empowerment, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2008.

  9. (D Rajasekhar and Namerta) 'Social Security in Karnataka', In Ulricke Maenner, Corinna Kusel and Ricarda Meissner (eds.) Social and Ecological Market Economy, GTZ, Eschborn, 2008.

  10. (Suchitra J Y and D Rajasekhar) 'Employment Insecurity: Evidence on Agricultural Labourers from Karnataka', in Jayasheela and V Basil Hans (eds.) Rural Karnataka, Serials Publications, 2007.

  11. (D Rajasekhar and Gagan Bihari Sahu) 'Expansion at the Expense of Equity? Institutional Credit Flow to Agriculture in Karnataka', in Jayasheela and V Basil Hans (eds.) Rural Karnataka, Serials Publications, 2007.

  12. (D Rajasekhar and G Madhavi Latha) 'People’s Participation in a World Bank Programme: A Study of Water Supply Schemes in Gulbarga, Karnataka', in Jayasheela and V Basil Hans (eds.) Rural Karnataka, Serials Publications, 2007.

  13. (D Rajasekhar and Sachidananda Satapathy) 'The Functioning of Grama Panchayats in Karnataka' in T M Joseph (ed.) Local Governance in India: Ideas, Challenges and Strategies, Concept Publishing Company, 2007.

  14. (D Rajasekhar and Sachidananda Satapathy) ‘SGSY Programme in India’, in C. Tisdell (ed.) Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Social Disadvantage: Analysis, Case Studies and Policies, Serials publications, 2007.

  15. (D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) 'Voices of the Women Garment Workers', in B C Prabhakar (ed.) Gender Sensitivity at Workplace, KEA and ILO, 2006.

  16. (Suchitra J Y and D Rajasekhar) 'Women Agarbathi Workers: Contributing a Lot but Obtaining Very Little', in B C Prabhakar (ed.) Gender Sensitivity at Workplace, KEA and ILO, 2006.

  17. (D Rajasekhar, R Manjula and K H Anantha) 'Charges for Rural Drinking Water: Grama Panchayats in Karnataka', in K V Raju (ed.) Elixir of Life: The Socio-Ecological Governance of Drinking Water, Books for Change, 2006.

  18. (D Rajasekhar, Gagan Bihari Sahu and K H Anantha) 'Rural-Urban Disparity in the Provision of Water Supply and Sanitation Services in Karnataka', in K V Raju (ed.) Elixir of Life: The Socio-Ecological Governance of Drinking Water, Books for Change, 2006.

  19.  (D Rajasekhar and Gagan Bihari Sahu) ‘The Growing Rural-Urban Disparity: Some Issues’, in P N Sankaran and Ravikant Joshi (eds.) Towards Rural-Urban Partnership Development, SJCBA, Bangalore, 2006.

  20. (D Rajasekhar) 'Micro-Finance: A New Poverty Mantra', in R Radhakrishna and Shovan Ray (eds.) Handbook of Poverty in India: Perspectives, Policies and Programmes, Oxford University Press, 2005.

  21.  (D Rajasekhar) 'Micro-finance and Rural Non-farm Sector: Some NGO Experiences', in Rohini Nayyar and Alakh N Sharma (eds.) Rural Transformation in India: The Role of Non-farm Sector, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, 2005.

  22.  (D Rajasekhar) 'Institutions of Development' in M C Behera (ed.) Globalisation and Rural Development: Understanding New Development Paradigm, Commonwealth, New Delhi, 2005.

  23. (D Rajasekhar and S Madheswaran). 'Economic and Social Benefits of Micro-Finance Programmes', in B B Bhattacharya and Arup Mitra (eds.) Studies in Macroeconomic and Welfare, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2005.

  24. (D Rajasekhar) ‘Where Local Organisations do not work: Problems of Poverty Reduction in Tamil Nadu, India’, in Webster, N. and Engberg-Pedersen, L. (eds.) In the Name of the Poor: Contesting Political Space of Poverty Reduction, London: Zed Books, 2002.

  25. (D Rajasekhar) Impact of Micro Finance Programmes on Poverty and Gender Equality: Some Evidence from Indian NGOs’, in Shahra Razavi (ed.) Shifting Burdens: Gender and Agrarian Change under Neoliberalism, Kumarian Press, Inc, 2002.

  26.  (D Rajasekhar) Rural Decentralisation in Kerala in World Bank, An Overview on Rural Decentralisation in India, 2000.

  27.  (D Rajasekhar) Rural Decentralisation in Karnataka in World Bank, An Overview on Rural Decentralisation in India, 2000.

  28.  (D Rajasekhar) ‘Use and Abuse of Chemical Fertilisers in a Resource Scarce Economy: Karnataka Province, India’, in G.A.A. Wossink, G.A. Van Kooten and G H Peters (eds.) Economics of Agro-Chemicals, Dartmouth, 1998.

  29.  (D Rajasekhar) ‘NGDOs, People and Decentralised Government in Karnataka’ in D Rajasekhar et al (eds.), People Centered Rural Development: NGDOs and Panchayat Raj Institutions, ISEC, CDR, BCO and NOVIB, 1995.

  30.  (D Rajasekhar and Lini R Nair) ‘NGDO Networks in Karnataka’, in D Rajasekhar et al (eds.), People Centered Rural Development: NGDOs and Panchayat Raj Institutions, ISEC, CDR, BCO and NOVIB, 1995

  31.  (D Rajasekhar) ‘Commercialisation of Agriculture in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, c. 1900-1947’, S Bhattacharya, G N Rao, Sumit Guha, D Rajasekhar et al (eds), South Indian Economy c.1914-1947, Oxford University Press, 1991.

  32. (G N Rao and D Rajasekhar) ‘Aspects of Agrarian Transition in the Telugu Countryside: A Study in Inter-regional Variations’, S Bhattacharya et al (eds.), South Indian Economy c.1914-1947, Oxford University Press, 1991.

Working Papers

  1. (R Manjula and D Rajasekhar) Participation of Scheduled Caste Households in MGNREGS: Evidence from Karnataka, ISEC Working Paper No.339, ISEC, Bangalore, May 2015.

  2. (Erlend Berg, Sambit Bhattacharyya, D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) Can Public Employment Scheme Increase Equilibrium Wages? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India, CMPO Working Paper No.14/317, University of Bristol, UK, 2014.

  3. (Erlend Berg, Maitreesh Ghatak, R Manjula, D Rajasekhar and Sanchari Roy) Motivating Knowledge Agents: Can Incentive Pay Overcome Social Distance?, CSAE Working Paper WPS/2013-06, University of Oxford, UK, 2013.

  4. (D Rajasekhar, Salim Lakha and R Manjula) How effective are Social Audits under MGNREGS? Lessons from Karnataka, ISEC Working Paper 294, ISEC, Bangalore, 2013.

  5. (Erlend Berg, Sambit Bhattacharya, D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) Can Rural Public Works Affect Agricultural Wages? Evidence from India, CSAE Working Paper WPS/2012-05, University of Oxford, UK, 2012.

  6. (D Rajasekhar, Erlend Berg Maitreesh Ghatak, R Manjula and Sanchari Roy) Implementing Health Insurance for the Poor: The Rollout of RSBY in Karnataka, EOPP Working Paper No.25, London School of Economics, UK, 2011.

  7. (D Rajasekhar) How to Strengthen Social Protection Coverage in India, ILO, Geneva, 2008.

  8. (D Rajasekhar) Non-Agricultural Employment for Young Women in India: Status, Opportunities and Ways Forward, ISEC Working Paper Series, Working Paper No.170, 2006.

  9. (D Rajasekhar and Suchitra J Y) Employment Security for the Unorganised Sector Workers in Karnataka, ISEC Working Paper Series, Working Paper No.169, 2006.

  10. (Gagan Bihari Sahu and D Rajasekhar) 'Urban Bias in the Flow of Funds and Deposit Mobilisation: Evidence from Karnataka, India', Working Paper No.3, Centre for Social Studies, Surat, 2005.

  11. (D Rajasekhar and Gagan Bihari Sahu) The Growing Rural-Urban Disparity: Some Issues, ISEC Working Paper Series, Working Paper No.156, 2004.

  12. (D Rajasekhar) Micro-Finance and Poverty Alleviation Issues Relating to NGO Programmes in South India, ISEC Working Paper Series, Working Paper No.146, 2004.

  13. (Gagan Bihari Sahu and D Rajasekhar) Credit Flow to Indian Agriculture: Trends and Contributing Factors, ISEC Working Paper Series, Working Paper No.116, 2002.

  14. (D Rajasekhar and R R Biradar) People, Government and the NGOs, ISEC Working Paper Series, Working Paper No.114, 2002.

  15. (D Rajasekhar) Action Research for Poverty Alleviation, ISEC Working Paper Series, Working Paper No.111, 2002.

  16. (D Rajasekhar) Non-Governmental Organisations in India: Opportunities and Challenges, ISEC Working Paper Series, Working Paper No. 66, 2000.

  17. (D Rajasekhar) Economic Programmes and Poverty Reduction: NGO Experiences from Tamil Nadu, ISEC Working Paper Series, Working Paper No. 76, 2000.

  18. (D Rajasekhar) Private Financing Firms in Karnataka: A Boon for Tax Dodgers, Working Paper No.228, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 1988.

News Paper Articles
  • (D Rajasekhar, Santosh Kesavan, R Manjula) Taking pensions to the poor, The Hindu Business Line, July 15, 2016.

  • (D Rajasekhar) Ways out of the poverty trap, Teachers Plus (Economics special), May-June 2016.

  • (D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) Reasons for garment workers' stir against PF rule changes, Deccan Herald, May 11, 2016.

  • (D Rajasekhar and M Devendra Babu) Local bodies' polls: Key issues absent, Deccan Herald, February 12, 2016.

  • (D Rajasekhar) Micro-managing Micro-Finance, Financial Express, October 29, 2010.

  • (D Rajasekhar, M Devendra Babu and R Manjula) Definite Progress in representation of SCs/STs in Gram Panchayats, The Hindu, May 12, 2010.

  • (D Rajasekhar, R Manjula and M Devendra Babu) Contesting Elections without Full Knowledge, Deccan Herald, May 8, 2010.

  • (D Rajasekhar) Can Delhi undo what Nizam did, Financial Express, December 15, 2009.

  • (D Rajasekhar) Irrigation trends hold no promise, Financial Express, August 4, 2008.

  • (D Rajasekhar) Only cooked meals serve local needs, Financial Express, April 1, 2008.

  • (D Rajasekhar) Legitimising Moneylenders, Financial Express, August 17, 2006.

  • (D Rajasekhar & Suchitra J Y) Making Education More Important than a Meal, Deccan Herald, January 17, 2006.

Policy Brief

  • (D Rajasekhar, Salim Lakha and R Manjula) Social Audits under MGNREGS: Lessons from Karnataka, ISEC Policy Brief, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore 2013.

  • (D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) Providing Community Streetlights in Karnataka, ISEC Policy Brief, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2013.

  • (Erlend Berg, D Rajasekhar, Maitreesh Ghatak, Manjula R, Sanchari Roy) How to improve knowledge and take-up of public services by the poor: The case of the RSBY National Health Insurance in India, iiG Policy Brief No.20, University of Oxford, March 2012.

  • (Erlend Berg, D Rajasekhar, R Manjula, Sanchari Roy) Hospitalisation Means India’s Poor go Hungry, iiG Policy Brief No.13, University of Oxford, July 2010.

  • (Erlend Berg, D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) India’s Poor Rely mainly on Private Health Care, iiG Policy Brief No.8, University of Oxford, March 2010.

Visiting Scholar/ Chair Professor/ Visits for outreach activities

  • Visiting scholar/ professor at the following Universities/ Research centres.

    • University of Oxford, UK

    • University of Melbourne, Australia

    • Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex, UK

    • Centre for Development Research, Denmark.

  • Abdul Nazir Sab Chair Professor at CMDR, Dharwad during 2014-15.

  • Visited countries such as Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kenya, Bangladesh and Cambodia in connection with undertaking outreach activities on the issues relating to micro-finance, social security, etc.

Membership in Committees of Government and Universities
  • Member, Adhoc Task Force (ATF) constituted by the Government of Karnataka
    (2012-13 to 2015-16)

  • Member, Minimum Wages Board constituted by the Government of Karnataka.

  • Member, Working Group on 'Social Protection Policy' constituted by Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi (2006-2007).

  • Member, Institutional Reforms Study, JSYS, Government of Karnataka (2003 – 2006).

  • Member, Working Group on Strengthening of Decentralisation in Karnataka (set up by the Government of Karnataka) (2001-2002).

  • Board of Studies in Rural Development, SK University, Ananthapur.

  • Board of Studies in Economics, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga.

  • Board of Studies in Development Studies, Utkal University, Odisha.

Membership held in Professional Bodies
  • International Association of Agricultural Economics

  • Indian Econometrics Society

  • Indian Society of Agricultural Economics

  • AP Economics Association

  • Indian Society of Labour Economics

Seminars/ Training Programmes Coordinated

Coordinator/ co-coordinator to the following programmes

Title of the Training Programmes/Workshops/Seminars

Sponsored by

Dates

1.      Decentralisation and Development Approach of Panchayat Raj Institutions for Cooperative and Rural Development

CICTAB, Pune

May 2015

2.      International Training Programme on Inclusive Banking for Rural and Agricultural Development

CICTAB and NIBM, Pune

January 2015

3.      Training Programme for SC/ST Members of Zilla Panchayat (three rounds)

ICSSR, New Delhi

February 2014 & August 2014

4.      Policies for Inclusion in India and Beyond

University of Oxford and London School of Economics

September 2010

5.      Financial Performance Indicators for Micro-Insurance

GTZ, Berlin and ADA, Luxemburg

July 2010

6.      Barriers to Participation and Inclusion in Panchayat Raj Institutions: The Case of Elite/ Program Capture

National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi

June 2010

7.      Institutional Aspects of Pro-Poor Policy: Revising the Indian Poverty Line

University of Oxford and London School of Economics

December 2009

8.      Poverty in Karnataka: Status, Programmes and Issues

Indian Institute of Public Administration, Bangalore

September 2008

9.      Micro-Finance Needs of Vulnerable Groups  

NESA. Bangalore

March 2008

10.  Globalisation and the Management of Vulnerabilities

ICSSR, New Delhi

March 2008

11.  Rural Infrastructure

National Council of  Applied Economic Research, New Delhi

January 2005

12.  Role of District Administration

Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad

December 2006

13.  Micro-Insurance in India: Can it be sold Profitably?

ILO, New Delhi

January 2005

14.  Activity Mapping among of Panchayat Raj Institutions

Union Ministry of Panchayat Raj, New Delhi

August 2004

15.  Training Programme on  Social Upliftment through Profitable Banking (two rounds)

Karnataka Backward Classes Development Corporation, Bangalore

August 2003 & November 2003

Papers presented in Seminars/ Workshops

  • Travelled to different parts of India to make presentations in the various seminars/ conferences/ workshops, and to several countries such as England, Germany, France, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, Kenya, Zimbabwe, China, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Central Asia, Uganda, Bangladesh and Cambodia to make presentations in international seminars / conferences

Selected  Research Reports
  • (D Rajasekhar, Erlend Berg and R Manjula) Improving Access to Social Security Benefits among Unorganized Workers, Submitted to German International Cooperation.

  • (D Rajasekhar, K S Manjunath and R Manjula) Improving the delivery of Social Security Benefits in Karnataka, Submitted to German International Cooperation.

  • (D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) A Comparative Study of the Health Insurance Schemes in Karnataka, Submitted to Planning Department, Government of Karnataka.

  • (D Rajasekhar, M Devendra Babu, R Manjula) Elite Capture in Grama Panchayats of Karnataka, Submitted to National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi.

  • (M Devendra Babu, B S Sreekantaradhya and D Rajasekhar) Comprehensive District Development Plan for Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-12), Chikballapura District.

  • (D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) Magnitude and Dimensions of Child Labour: A Study of Raichur Taluk in Karnataka, Submitted to Department of Labour, GoK, Bangalore and UNICEF, Hyderabad.

  • (M Devendra Babu, Abdul Aziz and D Rajasekhar) Comprehensive District Development Plan for Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-12), Ramanagara District.

  • (D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) Revenues of Grama Panchayats in Karnataka, ISEC, Bangalore.

  • (M Devendra Babu, B S Sreekantaradhya and D Rajasekhar) Comprehensive District Development Plan for Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-12), Bangalore Rural District.

  • (D Rajasekhar, G Sreedhar, N L Narasimha Reddy, R R Biradar and R Manjula) Delivery of Social Security and Pension Benefits in Karnataka, Submitted to Directorate of Social Security and Pensions, Department of Revenue, Government of Karnataka.

  • (D Rajasekhar and R Manjula) Affordability of Water Supply Services by Grama Panchayats in Karnataka, ISEC, Bangalore.

  • (D Rajasekhar, R Manjula, Suchitra J Y) Decentralised Governance and Child Labour: A Study in Karnataka, Submitted to ILO.

  • (D Rajasekhar, Suchitra J Y, R Manjula) Assessing the Micro-Finance needs of Vulnerable Groups, Submitted to NESA.

  • (D Rajasekhar, K G Gayathridevi and V Anil Kumar) Institutional Design for Elimination of Child Labour: A Study of State Child Labour Project in Karnataka, Submitted to Department of Labour, Government of Karnataka.

  • (D Rajasekhar, K  G Gayathridevi and Sachidananda Satapathy) Good Governance and Poverty Alleviation: A Study of SGSY Program, ISEC, Bangalore.

  • (D Rajasekhar, Gagan Bihari Sahu and Anantha K H) Growing Rural-Urban Disparity in Karnataka, Submitted to NIRD, Hyderabad.

  • (D Rajasekhar, N L Narasimha Reddy and Suchitra J Y) Effectiveness of Micro-Finance Programmes in Reducing Vulnerability to Debt Bondage in Andhra Pradesh, Submitted to ILO.

  • (D Rajasekhar) Managing and Disseminating Panchayat Data for furthering Decentralisation Reforms, ISEC, Bangalore.

  • (D Rajasekhar, G K Karanth, S Madheswaran and Suchitra J Y) Design and Management of Social Security Benefits for Unorganised Workers in Karnataka, Submitted to GTZ.

  • (D Rajasekhar and Veerashekharappa) Role of Local Organisations in Water Supply and Sanitation Sector: A Study in Karnataka and Uttaranchal States, India, Submitted to the World Bank, Washington.

  • (D Rajasekhar, D V Gopalappa and Madhushree Sekher) Role of Local Organisations in Watershed Development: A Study in Karnataka and Uttaranchal States, India, Submitted to the World Bank, Washington.

  • (D Rajasekhar, B P Vani and K G Gayathri Devi) Role of Local Organisations in Women Development and Empowerment: A Study in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh States, India, Submitted to the World Bank, Washington.

Dr. D Rajasekhar
Professor
Centre for Decentralisation and Development
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Dr. V K R V Rao Road, Nagarbhavi PO,
Bangalore 560 072, India
Phone: 080-23219042 (O)
E-Mail: raja@isec.ac.in

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