The DNEP could be a springboard for educational renewal and imaginative international partnership.
India offers some of the world’s best private health care and is the world leader in the production of generic pharmaceuticals. The value of India’s health sector is expected to double between 2018 and 2022, from around US$185 billion to US$372 billion.
The Government of India has embarked on an ambitious development program for improving liveability in its rapidly growing cities. Building on urban initiatives of the past two decades, the new emphasis is on establishing partnerships between the national, state, and urban local governments to apply ‘smart’, or ICT enabled solutions, for driving economic growth, building infrastructure, delivering services, and enhancing the quality of life of residents.
India’s EdTech sector has grown rapidly within the past decade, with nearly 4000 startups attracting substantial investment from global and Indian investors. The Victorian EdTech sector is much smaller in scale but is thriving and leading education innovation in online program management, assessment systems, and upskilling for new technology-driven work futures.
This program evaluation was undertaken by Dr. Amy Piedalue (Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne), who also authored this report, with research, analysis and writing support provided by Elena Robertson (M.A., University of Melbourne). The evaluation was funded by the Victorian Government’s Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division in the Department of Premier and …