Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS) is an autonomous centre of Administrative Staff College of India established by the Government of India based on the recommendations of the 13th Finance Commission. The mandate of the Centre is to actively promote best practices and innovations which have enhanced and increased efficiency in service delivery of public systems. CIPS caters to the various needs of the society, but primarily to alleviate poverty, improve education, address human-animal conflicts, and increase the standard of living, especially among the rural people by providing skills, opportunities and self-help in their chosen fields. CIPS involves consultants, knowledge partners and domain experts to evolve innovative and good practices for the betterment and the general good of the society in keeping with CIPS’ core areas like Environment, Forests and Climate Change among others.

Our core areas are in resonance with “the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity”. There are 17 SDGs and the one that is most suitable in this scenario is SDG 15, which addresses the issues related to conserving biodiversity, mitigating human-animal conflicts and providing gainful employment, thus eliminating poverty thereby helping people live in peace and prosperity.

The Sustainable Development Goal 15 of the 2030 Agenda lays emphasis to “protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”.