• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:05    |    
  • 00:11    |    
    Why did you develop a think tank in India?
  • 00:56    |    
    Did you have other options?
  • 01:42    |    
    What are the main venues of action for the center?
  • 02:17    |    
    What is the License Permit Quota Raj?
  • 03:47    |    
    How does this policy harm the poor?
  • 04:52    |    
    Who benefits from the policy?
  • 05:49    |    
    Why do you want to change the education system?
  • 07:10    |    
    Why do the poor prefer to pay for their education?
  • 08:44    |    
    How is the system of school vouchers working?
  • 10:10    |    
    When is a reform effort successful?
  • 10:51    |    
    What makes you passionate about these reforms?
  • 11:32    |    
    What are the main challenges in the reform process?
  • 12:24    |    
    Final words
  • 12:34    |    
    Final credits

Liberal Reform in India

Parth Shah discusses the Centre for Civil Society in India, a think tank focused on reforms in the education system. He describes the failures of government to solve India’s problems, including the continued use of socialist-style five-year plans, licenses, and quotas. He explains his efforts to give students the freedom to choose their schools and to empower private schools so they can open and operate without government interference. Finally, Shah describes his successes and failures as a reformer and the principal obstacles to change.

This video has been made possible thanks to support from the John Templeton Foundation, Global Philanthropic Trust, and the Earhart Foundation.

This interview was recorded as part of The Antigua Forum 2013 gathering.

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