There has been a lot of smoke and fire in Delhi, of late, regarding the violation of contract by private schools who got land at concessional rates in exchange to reserve 25% of seats for the poor. I decided to apply one of the basic tools of policy analysis: Bastiat’s principle of what is seen and what is unseen!
What is seen:
The Delhi administration (specifically the DDA and the L&DO) gives land at concessional rates to private schools to be set up, in lieu of 25% reserved admission to poor students and granting

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Naveen Mandava
Naveen Mandava

Naveen is Co-Founder at XamCheck, an organization that partners with schools, supporting them in processes they follow, with learning materials and processes that are all crafted to work together as an interconnected system to drive learning. He is a Doctoral Fellow from RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, United States of America. He has worked extensively on assessment based decision support for governments, non-profit organizations and schools chains in India and the USA for over 10 years. He has been a Lead Consultant with the World Bank’s Innovations for Poverty Action Consortium, a Policy Analyst with RAND Corporation and a Research Manager at Centre for Civil Society.