Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
2) “The government’s flagship program of Swachh Bharat Mission has provided for a testimony to the potential for behavioural change in India”, analyse the statement in the light of Richard Thaler’s Behavioural Economics Theory.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article talks about relevance of behavioural change in the success of Swachh Bharat Mission.
Demand of the question:
The answer must talk about the Richard Thaler’s Behavioural Economics Theory and how and in what way one can correlate the success of SBM to it.
Analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
One can start by stating few facts to justify the success of SBM.
The economic Survey said the Swachh Bharat Mission had resulted in the improvement of key primary health indicators.
It has drawn on Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler’s Behavioral Economics Theory to lay out what it describes as an “ambitious agenda” for behaviour change that will bring in social change, which in turn, will help India transit to a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25.
The Survey, therefore, lays out an ambitious agenda for behavioral change by applying the principles of behavioral economics to several issues, including gender equality, a healthy and beautiful India, savings, tax compliance and credit quality.
Discuss the success of SBM with a case study to substantiate better.
Conclude with significance of behavioral change in driving the policies to success.