Administrative Staff College of India – ASCI
The Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad, India is an autonomous, public-purpose institution registered as a society. It was established in 1956 at the joint initiative of the Government of India (GoI) and industry. It is a think tank for policy inputs and has contributed extensively towards building the capacities of practicing professionals in the management of business and government enterprises. It also provides transaction advisory, research and consultancy support. ASCI supports the national government (including Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Human Resource Development, NitiAyog) and several state governments in enhancing sanitation (including school sanitation) in urban areas through policy development, implementation and evaluation frameworks, infrastructure improvement and capacity building interventions, program evaluation, impact and sustainability assessment visit website.
About ASCI – WinS Program
WASH in Schools is an area of deep experience and expertise for ASCI. It plays a leadership role in WinS and continues to make effective strides in improving WASH status of government schools in India. It works in partnership with the Ministry of Human Resources Development, several state and city governments, corporates and national and international development agencies to bring wide scale improvements in the policy, infrastructure, practice, implementation and WinS.
“Our vision is that every child in India benefits from adequate access
to safe and inclusive WASH in Schools”
ASCI in partnership with UNICEF supports the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in the national benchmarking WASH in schools program –
Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar. It has complete data analytics dashboard for more than 6 lakhs schools across all the parameters of WASH over the years 2016-17, 2017-18, 2019-20.
ASCI supports several State Governments in their efforts to improve WinS. In collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates foundation (BMGF), ASCI has conducted in depth study of WASH status in schools in cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. An improvement plan is being prepared. In partnership with UNICEF, it is helping the District Education Malda, Government of West Bengal and State Governments of Gujarat and Jharkhand in benchmarking its government schools, preparing action plans for improving WASH in Schools and providing handholding support to oversee implementation of identified interventions. ASCI has supported WASH UNITED to test a behavioural change kit for children in grades 1-5 consisting of 12 games in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It has advocated for its scale up in several forums. It has also worked with WASH UNITED in developing a kit on Menstrual Hygiene Management for Andhra Pradesh. It works with several other national and international partners.
ASCI has been working extensively with cities in bringing wide scale improvements in WASH facilities and processes. It supports rotary, philanthropists and various corporates in effective deployment of CSR and other funds towards school sanitation. It has a strong focus on research and conducts impact assessment studies to inform policy and practice.
ASCI conducts workshops and seminars to build WASH advocacy. With the vision of creating a critical mass of change champions in WiNS, ASCI runs on-campus as well as on-line training programs. It also runs webinars on various topics. These programs are targeted at administrators, teachers, NGOs, development partners, researchers and so on. It also develops knowledge products to promote communication and understanding of Wins among the various stakeholders.
Online courses and webinars
Benchmarking & Monitoring
Operations & Management
Menstrual Hygiene Management
Research & Impact Assessment