My name is Martin Haus and I am currently enrolled in the MRes/PhD program at the London School of Economics (LSE).
First of all, I really enjoyed your blog post on planning under SMSA. This is really insightful!
In my research, I am investigating how District-level administration affects the quality of education provision. For this, I would also like to use U-DISE data from the years 2010-2018. However, I noticed that the U-DISE+ platform has changed what data is shared with researchers. Currently, there seems to be only access to data for a single year (2018-19). For those researchers who are interested in the “moving picture” (i.e., longitudinal studies), this snapshot is somewhat problematic. Do you know how one can access the data for previous years?
I am aware that you are not heading NIEPA any more, but you are certainly the go-to person when it comes to U-DISE and planning.
If I may ask an additional question: do you find huge varieties in the quality of planning documents across Districts, even within States? So far, I had access to a few AWP&Bs under SSA (the famous EXCEL sheets and writ-ups), but not enough to let me analyse variation across them. Are you aware whether these are available at the national level or are these never sent to the Center, but only to States who prepare the State-level plans?
I hope my questions are appropriate and I would like to thank you for your work at NIEPA. I will keep reading your blogs and other work. I think this is important work and your voice certainly matters.
Thank you very much indeed.
MRes student - Department of Government - London School of Economics and Political Science
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