Social Watch India: Workshops on BCI, GEI and Muslim disadvantages

Social Watch India organized two half-day workshops, the first on the Basic Capabilities Index (BCI) and the Gender Equity Index (GEI), and the second on National Minorities Commission.


Social Watch (SW) international network has been preparing the BCI and GEI for last few years. Social Watch India has been collaborating with both global surveys.


Based on the same methodology developed by SW at the international level, Social Watch India is preparing the BCI and GEI at sub-national level. As these assessments are being prepared for the first time, the Indian network faces several challenges related to methodologies, data collection and preliminary results.


To discuss those topics, Social Watch India organized a half day workshop on BCI & GEI on 31 April.


On the other hand, Social Watch India prepared a perspective paper on National Minorities Commission as an instrument for addressing Muslim Disadvantage: A Performance Assessment Report, prepared by Dr. Richa Singh. Another workshop was held to discuss and disseminate the findings of the paper on 1 May.


The major insights from the workshop would be incorporated in the final version of the indexes as well as in the paper, and would be released subsequently at the national level.


Social Watch India:




  • Parliament
  • NSW monitors the health of Indian Parliament by examining and establishing some worrying trends in the way in which the Parliament functions and conducts its business. Read more
  • Judiciary
  • NSW study the specific cases to understand the mind of the Judiciary. Under this section NSW analyzes issues and proposals on judicial accountability and reforms. Read more
  • Executive
  • NSW analyses the structural challenges in the Executive such as the conflict of interest between the Parliament and the Executive and within the Executive and related issues. Read more