Tejbir Singh Soni
Sr. Knowledge Manager
Key Areas: Democratic Decentralization , Poverty and Inequality
e-mail : tejbir.soni[at]cgg.gov.in
Tejbir joined Centre for Good Governance recently after completing his Masters in Development from Azim Premji University (2011-2013). During this Masters programme he interned with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGICS). His primary degree is in commerce after which he has worked in health sector for three years. This essentially entailed working at managerial capacity and conducting health camps of SMILE Train.
He has written paper titled "Does Decentralization matter for Human Development?". While interning with UNDP he came up with a paper titled "What can Assam Learn from Sri Lanka's health achievements?". He prepared a paper for RGICS, "Is the Productivity of Judiciary & Strength of Judges directly proportional?Â" Further some of the papers on which he has worked include - Does Incentive structure for human resources in health promote equity and consequently improve health outcomes? ; Political Economy of Fiscal Federalism in India; Ex-Ante Proposal for addressing Micronutrient Malnutrition.
His interest area lies in undertaking research in the domain of local government reforms in consonance with 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act with the objective of ensuring transparency and accountability. Further he would like to design a policy which could adequately empower local governments and ensure fair and adequate public service delivery.