First Annual

Stanford India Health Policy Roundtable 



Tuesday, January 14th, 10am -4.30pm


Wednesday, January 15th, 10am - 5pm.


Centre for Policy Research 
Dharam Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021

Driving Directions 


Nomita Divi

Hosted by Centre for Policy Research in collaboration with Stanford University

Centre for Policy Research Directions: From the roundabout in front of Samrat Hotel, take Kautilya Marg. After the next roundabout, take the second left (Dharam Marg). The Centre for Policy Research will be 200 yards down the road to your left. Nearest landmarks: Residence of the Chinese Ambassador; Chanakyapuri Fire Station; Malcha Marg market

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Join Us January 14-15, 2014


Many of India's population health challenges can in principle be addressed at current levels of health spending with existing services and technologies. However, fundamental behavioral and institutional obstacles (that transcend challenges of "implementation") often prevent large-scale health programs from realizing their potential. The overarching objective of this workshop is to begin creating a community of scholars and policymakers dedicated to documentation and synthesis of these challenges and to identification of potential solutions to them. In doing so, the workshop is envisioned to be the first in a series.  


The inaugural workshop will be a private, closed-door forum that focuses on new, previously undocumented distinctions between public and private sector health service delivery (and hybrids of the two) in rural India. In doing so, it has three specific aims. First, it will provide new empirical evidence on sectoral differences, emphasizing areas in which this new evidence conflicts with popular perceptions. Second, it will discuss the implications of this evide

nce for public policy with perspectives and reactions from policymakers playing a central role. Third, drawing on input from attendees, it will identify priorities for further study over the period between workshops and help to articulate the subsequent workshop's agenda.


Day 1

10:00am - 10:15am         
Introduction to Workshop.

Grant Miller


10:15 am- 10.45am

Session 1: Perceptions of public and private health service delivery.

Speaker: Sujatha Rao

10.45am -  12:00pm

Session 2: New evidence characterizing public and private sector health service delivery (from MAQARI project and related work).

Presenter : Jishnu Das

Respondent with Q&A: Bibek Debroy

12:00pm – 1:30pm                                    Lunch Break

1:30pm – 2:45pm

 Session 3: Panel discussion on variation/heterogeneity in public and private sector delivery. Focusing on what factors might explain variation both within each and between the two.

Panelists: Jeff Hammer, Srini Anumanchi, Rajani Ved, Abhijit Chowdhury

Moderator: R. Sadanandan 

2:45pm – 3:15pm                                      Tea Break


3:15pm – 4:30 pm

 Session 4: Floor discussion/Q&A with presenters and panelists. Collect questions written down by attendees during the day, a moderator will guide questions.

Moderator: Ramanan Laxminarayan


Day 2

10:00am – 11:15am

 Session 5: Perceptions and characterization of hybrid public-private models of health service delivery.

Speakers: T. Sundararaman and H. Sudarshan

Q&A: Grant Miller

11:15am – 12:30pm

 Session 6: New evidence characterizing hybrid models.

Presentation on Chiranjeevi Yojana and WHP: Manoj Mohanan

Respondent with Q&A: Indrani Gupta


12:30pm – 1:30pm                                    Lunch Break

1:30pm – 2:45pm

 Session 7: Panel discussion on variation/heterogeneity in hybrid delivery models, focusingon what factors might explain observed variation.

Panelists: Shamik Trehan, Sharad Iyengar, A. Venkat Raman

Moderator: Jeff Hammer


2:45pm – 3:15pm       Tea Break

 3:15pm – End            Session 8: Floor discussion on (a) priorities for further study over the period between workshops and (b) the agenda for the next workshop 

 Moderator: Grant Miller