‘Samavesh’ is a programme launched by the NITI Aayog to link together various lead Knowledge and Research Institutions to catalyse development processes, enhance institutional capacity development and enable a field level interface with the community for mutual enrichment. As part of this, NITI Aayog seeks to deepen and extend its institutional capacity through networking and partnerships with reputed knowledge & research institutions to create an ecosystem of evidence based policy research. This network will enable efficient knowledge sharing and information exchange among all partners to fulfil their role in transformative policy reform so as to achieve sustainable and more inclusive development in line with Sustainable Development Goals as well as the 15 year Vision, 7 year strategy and 3 year action plan being developed by the NITI Aayog.
SAMAVESH - meaning Inclusion, signifies an approach to extend knowledge to all- especially the most deprived communities, and includes institutions of excellence in national development initiatives, linking policy and practice. The objectives of this initiative are
Extend and deepen NITI’s institutional capability for an ecosystem of evidence based policy research, through networking and partnership with reputed knowledge and research institutions.
Enable such institutions and stakeholders to fulfill their role in transformative policy reform for achieving sustainable and more inclusive development.
Promote knowledge sharing and information exchange among institutions and stakeholders within and across thematic priorities /development domains; across and within regions.
Enable such Institutions/Centers of Excellence to catalyze development processes and enhance institutional capacity development.
Link Policy with Practice - by enabling a field level interface with the community, for mutual enrichment.
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