NITI Aayog has launched a program providing SATH – Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital
Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital (SATH) launched by Niti Aayog furthering the agenda for cooperative federalism, with the state Governments.
The vision of the program is to initiate transformation in the education and health sectors. The program addresses the need expressed by many states for technical support from NITI .
Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital (SATH) – Highlights
Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital (SATH) aims to identify and build three future ‘role model’ states for health systems.
NITI Aayog has been working to foster co-operative federalism by ranking states through health, water, education, and agricultural indices.
NITI will work in close collaboration with their state machinery to design a robust roadmap of intervention, develop a program governance structure, set up monitoring and tracking mechanisms, hand-hold state institutions through the execution stage and provide support on a range of institutional measures to achieve the end objectives.
The program will be implemented by NITI along with McKinsey & Company and IPE Global consortium, who were selected through a competitive bidding process.
NITI Aayog selects 3 States for transformative change in Health & Education sectors
NITI Aayog has selected Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and Karnataka to improve healthcare delivery and key outcomes in these States.
In Education, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Jharkhand have been selected for support to better learning outcomes. The six States have been chosen after a rigorous competitive process based on comprehensive metrics to determine potential for impact and likelihood of success.
The States highlighted the initiatives undertaken by them thus far, their willingness to accelerate improvement and justified why they should be selected for the institutional support being offered by NITI Aayog.
The chosen States have committed to time-bound, governance reforms in both sectors.
A Program Management Unit to push for efficiency and efficacy in governance structures and service delivery will now be available in the six chosen States for a period of 30 months.
It is expected that these three years of focussed attention and support from the premier think tank will lead to a marked transformation and also provide a model for other States to replicate and adapt.
This three-way partnership between NITI, State Governments and a knowledge partner for each of the sectors is part of the Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital (SATH) initiative of NITI Aayog.